F. Stephen Millier Black Label California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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by Stephen Millier

96%
of 1,482
would buy again
96%
of 1,482
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017 Magnum

94% of 18

2017

96% of 1,482

2016 SP

96% of 362

2016

95% of 7,630

2015

93% of 9,290

2014

95% of 4,824

2013

97% of 1,812

Your #1 winemaker's brought back your #1 Cab!

    • Stephen’s smooth, top-shelf Cab is loaded with seductive dark fruits, a touch of spice and velvety soft textures.

    • There’s a reason Stephen’s your most popular winemaker – he knows how to pick ‘em...literally. Harvesting premium grapes from the woodsy Sierra Foothills and sun-filled Lodi, he then aged your Cab in oak for supple textures and flavor.

    • Sip this Cab alongside some ribs dripping in BBQ sauce, a pasta salad and some fresh greens for full-on relaxation.

Aging advice
ready to be enjoyed now and know this wine ages nicely for several years because lately I've been serving my 2014 Black Label Cab to friends. It's been very nice, too, I might add.

Serving advice
It seems that when new this wine needs about 20-30 minutes to gather itself up and make a grand impression. I do have to admit that sometimes it is very difficult waiting that long.

Local food match
The last time we opened a bottle (my 2015), we served friends slow-grilled ribs, baked potato and a refreshing pasta salad. You guessed it, we were tailgating at a San Francisco Giants game.