GSN Review: The Vice Los Carneros “The Rams” Cabernet Sauvignon

“Los Carneros (Spanish for The Rams) was the first established Sub-Appellation of Napa Valley in 1981. Los Carneros is mostly known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Batch #52 reflects the potential of Los Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon, the underdog of Napa Valley to achieve a breakthrough in a region where Cabernet reigns King” -Malek Amrani

This 2019 release is 100% Unfiltered and Un-fined Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 22 months in 2 New Medium Toast Oak barrels (1 French & 1 American). It features sustainably grown fruit with minimal winemaking intervention and is a limited edition release with only 600 bottles crafted.

GSN’s Remarks: Released earlier this year to mark the Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl appearance, this limited edition wine is a perfect tie-in to the Rams victory. Los Carneros means the ram in Spanish. Produced in an area of the Napa Valley that has a cooler and less sun driven vinticulture, this Cabernet excels in both flavor and expression. An unfiltered wine, there are a plethora of berries and cherries tempered with dry tannins. A fruit forward wine, we enjoyed this with red meats, charcuterie and strong cheeses. If you are so inclined, this would be a great bottle to cellar if you have the patience. GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: The Vice