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Sang-Froid Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2017  - Invino

Sang-Froid Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon  |  US


Sang-Froid is a new project that should be on any Napa cabernet lover’s list. Just a few vintages in and already developing a reputation among top critics as one to watch. Tack on 100-point winemaker Keith Emerson and the excitement is palpable. We’re delighted to break out this OVER 50% OFF!

This is a stellar new release from Sang-Froid – set on a pristine one-acre block in St. Helena. This is the geographical heart of the Napa Valley, in what was formerly known as the James Johnson vineyard, used for a high-end, little-known production called Bisou. When John Murphy and Paula Key purchased the vineyard in 2013, the fruit was sold to their neighbors, Vineyard 29. It was there that they got to know winemaker Keith Emerson (Martin Ray, Robert Craig, and Vineyard 29) and a deal was soon struck. Keith would soon receive his first 100-point score from Wine Advocate for the 2013 Vineyard 29 cabernet, and John and Paula worked out an arrangement where a single block would be set aside for Sang-Froid, and made by Keith, with the rest earmarked for Vineyard 29. Their first vintage got respectable 92-point scores from Vinous and Wine Advocate, but things really took off when they scored 95 and 95+ points in 2016, from Wine Advocate and Jeb Dunnuck, respectively. 

This vineyard sits on the western edge of north Saint Helena, collecting the very same soils that run off from Colgin Family’s illustrious Tychson Hill vineyard. The vine material is 100% cabernet sauvignon, with clippings of the Bouschet clone from the heralded Grace Family vineyard. So, yeah… pedigree checks out. (To put it mildly!) This is absolutely classic, graceful, and elegant Napa cabernet – loaded with black and red berries, layers of dark chocolate and baking spices, and subtly interwoven new oak flavors. This absolutely competes favorably with other Napa cabernets in the $150+ range...which is where the retail is should you try to get it straight from the winery. But us? Here at Invino, we always got you covered! Nearly 52% OFF, good people! This is one you have to try to believe, and then you’ll immediately wish you got more. Drinking fantastic here at 5+ years in, but sure to excel over the next decade, easily! Less than 200 cases total produced! Do not miss!

About the Producer

Sang-Froid stands for “cold blood.” “Used figuratively rather than literally, the figurative statement is employed to describe someone who maintains his or her cool-headedness despite the gravity of any challenge.” The first vintage was in 2015 and received 92 points from both James Suckling and Antonio Galloni.

  • BlendCabernet Sauvignon
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationSt. Helena
  • Farming MethodCertified Sustainable
  • Aging/Cooperage70 percent new, thin stave, tight grain French Oak from Taransaud, Boutes, and Redmont
  • Alcohol14.3%