Showdown ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Showdown ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Showdown ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon

Showdown ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon


AVAILABILITY: 25 in stock

Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Style Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Pepper, Spice, Vanilla, Oak Aging, Food Friendly, Balanced, Juicy
Country USA
Region California
Volume 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

Showdown ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon boasts ripe blackcurrant and wild berry notes, enhanced by sweet vanilla oak. Its rich cassis and black cherry flavours are balanced with subtle American oak, resulting in a soft, juicy, and long finish. Perfectly paired with rare red meats and charcuterie.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 87Pts (2018 Vintage)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2030

"Savoury, smoky baked spice nose. Juicy with good tannic structure, notes of blackcurrant and blackberry, finishing well."
Susy Atkins, Romain Bourger, Keith Kirkpatrick

About the Producer

Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, finessing their offering from vintage to vintage, increasingly with specific estates sourcing old vine material and site-specific fruit.

The current range of wines are sourced from the warm region of Lodi in Central California, to which Samantha Bailey brings her esteemed palate and decades experience to hone these elements into the brightest wines of The Sunshine State.

Vineyard and Winery

This wine is sourced from vineyards in the northern part of California’s Central Valley. The region around Lodi and Manteca enjoys significant influence from San Joaquin and Sacramento river deltas, which act as a natural cooling system to the often-searing heat. The effect is to provide freshness to the ripe, fruit charged Cabernet grapes. Individual Cabernet blocks are vinified separately and then blended to produce a wine which reflects the right balance between fruit and structure. The wine then spends 6 months in oak to provide a broad frame for this rich wine.