2017 Wolffer Estate Fatalis Fatum Red Blend

Wolffer Estate Fatalis Fatum Red Blend 2017

Long Island /Long Island /Red Blend

Size: 750ML

$36.99

"The 2017 Fatalis Fatum is a roughly equal blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with a trace amount of Petit Verdot, all aged for 20 months in 30% new oak (mostly all French). Showing some charred veggies and wood up front, this has its Cabernet Franc front and center just now. Then, it comes together, seeming lush and rather sexy. The tannins are very moderate this year, so this elegant blend is approachable now. It should still age well. Over the years, this has often been exceptional, and it's well priced too, considering the quality. This looks like a good year for it. It has some potential to improve in the cellar as well. There were 895 cases produced."

 

91 PointsRobert Parker's Wine Advocate

  

"Dark red almost black in color. Classic ripe aromas fill the glass with hints of cassis, prunes, fine notes of tar, vanilla, iodine and toasted oak. The mouth-feel is rich with great layers of ripe tannin, wonderful soft fruit and fine acidity, making it a perfect balanced and especially well-suited wine to go with food. The finish is rich and long with ripe dried fruit and dark chocolate. This blend is a great statement for this region and will unfold for many years to come."
 
Producer's Notes
 

Certified Sustainable

Certified Sustainable through Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing