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Coombsville 2020: The top Cabernets from this Napa AVA

Coombsville is one of the coolest appellations in Napa. Reliably making some of the Valley's top wines of elegance and freshness in their Cabernets.

As Coombsville, east of the town of Napa, is among the coolest of the Valley’s 16 sub-AVAs, the region benefited from the intense heat of 2020 that plagued sites up-valley.

Andy Erickson of Favia Erickson Winegrowers reminds us that in 2017, the fires ‘surrounded us and were later, and the last of the grapes that hadn’t come in we didn’t harvest. But in 2020, we decided to learn something and made all our wines.’ He said that while not all were bottled, ‘it’s probably the most scrutinised vintage I’ve ever been part of’. Month after month, Erickson examined the wines barrel by barrel and got rid of anything that seemed off.

Scroll down for the top-scoring Coombsville 2020 Cabernet wines

Coombsville 2020 Cabernet: the top-scoring bottles

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