• Producer: Futo Wines - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Jason Exposto
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
  • Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Vintage production: 546 cases
  • Winery location: Oakville
  • Owners: Tom & Kyle Futo
  • First vintage: 2012
  • Drinking window: 2024-2044

 

About The Wine

 

The FUTO OV | SL showcases the synergy of the two estate properties in Oakville and Stags Leap District. At its core are co-fermentations of fruit from these hillsides that Jason believes are perfect foils for one another. Oakville is imposing and impressive with its broad-shouldered stature, while Stags Leap is a timeless beauty with classic proportions. This wine is proof that 1+1 can equal 3.

 

The wine perfectly captures both, the vintage and the synergy between the two sites. Rose hip, black cherry, and sweet savory aromas point to the natural richness of the year in its amped up expression. On the palate, chiseled cassis, raspberry and violet flavors pulse with energy, onto a layered graphitic infused bed of fine tannin. Even with all of its aromatic and flavor explosiveness, there is a level of translucence and energy that elevate the wine.

 

FUTO OV|SL Estate Red Wine 2017

£193.00Price
  • "Solid structure in this wine for a 2017 with spice, tobacco, berries and hints of dark chocolate. Medium to full body. Velvety and chewy tannins. Creamy texture. Serious finish. Needs three to four years to come together. Try after 2023.

    97 points, James Suckling (Jan. 2020)

     

    "Coming from a co-ferment from two separate sites, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon OV|SL is a terrific 2017 that has remarkable purity as well as balance. Giving up lots of cassis, white flowers, graphite, and obvious minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity, and silky tannins. It’s a slam dunk of a 2017 that’s going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more.

    96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)