The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - The Grape Tray
The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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This hidden gem of a vineyard is nestled among its neighboring Cabernet Sauvignon vines at Screaming Eagle in the northern most portion of the Oakville appellation. The Skellenger vineyard offers the richness of the Oakville valley floor with the structure of hillside fruit. These vines provide a tremendous amount of concentration from its tannins, while maintaining its richness and approachability right out of the bottle.

Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville from The Setting Wines comes from the Skellenger vineyard and was aged 24 months in 80% new and 20% one-year-old Taransaud and Darnajou barrels. This vintage offers purity and finesse, with a perfume that opens slowly to violets, blueberries, graphite, dark chocolate and sparks of aniseed and exotic spices. The palate is intense with a velvety texture opposed by juicy lift and mineral sparks, finishing on a violet note. Only 200 cases were made and despite the $100+ price tag, compared to the price of its Oakville neighbors, it offers great value this vintage.

Erin Brooks, June 3, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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From the Skellenger Vineyard in the heart of the appellation, this 100% varietal wine is thickly concentrated in soft layers of fruit, earth and spice. Black cherry, dark chocolate and teases of clove find cohesion within well-integrated tannin and oak, with plenty of length and structure to age gracefully. Enjoy best from 2028–2035.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2021