Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | Benoit’s Passion Project
If you haven’t yet tried Touquette’s wines, today is a chance to get acquainted with his 100-point, peer-reviewed style for far below the standard price. Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 pours a deep purple color. With rich blackberry and black cherry fruit aromas with complex undertones of wild thyme, baking chocolate, vanilla, and toast. While rich and intense on entry. And adding flavors of black currant jam, wild herbs, and baking spices. Finally, supported by rounded, supple tannins that carry them through a lingering finish. Drink now – 2030.
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Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 hails from an outstanding Napa vintage, and it shows in this lavish Cabernet. This bottling will thrive in the cellar but deliver a ton of pleasure out of the gate today with its expansive, ripe fruit flavors and firm tannins. Benoit sources from some of Napa’s most desirable neighborhoods—Oakville, Calistoga, St. Helena, and even Pritchard Hill—and Teeter Totter proudly struts its luxury Napa heritage, at nearly half the standard price. Don’t miss it.
“This is just about as good as it gets,” says Vinous founder Antonio Galloni
Teeter-Totter is Benoit’s passion project and the bottled version of his personal mantra: Top-notch Napa Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t need to cost $100. His 2017 release shows the fingerprints of a master, balancing the freshness and laser-focus of Benoit’s Bordeaux roots with Napa’s signature ripeness and power. That value proposition is no mistake, as Benoit has always endeavored to keep Teeter-Totter’s prices grounded, and its quality through the roof. Mission accomplished.
Winemaker Benoit Touquette
Benoit never considered wine until he was in Bordeaux working mobile bottling lines to pay for graduate school. So, the infectious passion of the winemakers I met, showing up day after day with the same fire in their eyes, blew me away. I switched my focus to enology and completed two degrees. While then leaving France to intern with Andy Erickson and explore uncharted possibilities in Napa Valley. Hence, I worked hard, learned from everyone, and pushed myself to deliver the kind of winemaking I believe in. I’ve never missed a picking day, and I’ll spend as much time as it takes to get the wines right.
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