2014 Trinite Estate Acaibo
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Sonoma County, Chalk Hill
95 points JS, 94 Points WE reviews at bottom
Retail, $79.00, 10% off six or more
900 cases produced
Acaibo is an outrageously good Cabernet produced in an elegant, complex style by Claire and Gonzague Lurton. The Lurtons also own and produce a few Bordeauxs including Dufort Viven Margaux and Haut Bages Liberal. They are extremely talented winemakers. We tasted Acaibo last year for the first time, the 2013 vintage which is only 56% Cabernet with the winemaker Claire Lurton who told us at the time that the 2014 would be a true Cabernet. The 2013 was and is exceptional, ultimately receiving 90 plus point scores from every reviewer, so we asked why the change in blend. Her answer was because " the Cabernet in our Chalk Hill Block is coming in richer than any I have ever seen". REVIEW & WRITEUP
The proof is always in the glass!