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2017 The Black Aces Cabernet Sauvignon - Vineyard 36


Antonio Galloni
The 2017 Black Aces is rich, ample and dark. Bold notes of black cherry, plum, chocolate, and licorice come together in ample, forward Cabernet that is very nicely done, especially within the context of the year. The 2017 is powerful, dense, creamy and inviting.

2017 The Black AcesCabernet Sauvignon


The Black Aces is a nod to the great players teams might lean on in a time of adversity…often referred to having an “ace up your sleeve”. In addition to the label design of our Foundation wine, the label is the replica shape of an ice rink with our interpretation of skate marks on the ice. Similar to the way Black Aces enrich their team with their experience, hard work and commitment to excellence, this wine is a matured addition to any table.

Tastings Notes:
Black cassis, brambly blackberry with a slight dried lavender note, complimented by hints of cocoa powder.  Full bodied, concentrated and supple with a black fruit profile and notes of graphite and mocha.  A balance of power and finesse. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon (55% Panek, 35% GIII, 10% Orchard Ave. Merlot)

  • Blend90% Cabernet Sauvignon (55% Panek, 35% GIII, 10% Orchard Ave. Merlot)
  • WinemakerKeith Emerson
  • RegionSaint Helena
  • Sub-RegionRutherford
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • VineyardPanek, GIII & Orchard Ave Vineyards
  • Oak65% new thin stave French Oak
  • Aging/Cooperage20 months
  • Release DateSeptember 2019