Soft, smooth wine with well integrated oak. Flavors of dark fruit like blackberry are met with earthy notes such as tobacco, toast and tea in the mid-palate.
Tasting Notes: Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a soft, smooth wine with well integrated oak. Flavors of dark fruit like blackberry are met with earthy notes such as tobacco, toast and tea in the mid-palate. Layers of rich notes of spice, clove and pepper from the Petite Sirah complete the wine.
Vinification: Cabernet and Petite Sirah thrive in California’s benchland and valley floor vineyards. Here roots search deep for water and nutrients and resulting grapes are bursting with concentrated flavors. Skin to juice ratio is relatively small resulting in velvety tannins in the final wine. French oak influence contributed to the toasty vanilla qualities in the wine and helped soften tannins for our approachable, easy-to-drink style of Cabernet.
Vintage: During winter and spring of 2017 we had record-breaking rainfall – 75 inches. After the wet start, the vines developed rapidly. We endured four heat waves before the berries fully experienced verasion. We did not pull leaves around the fruit as we normally do, keeping the clusters shaded from the intense summer heat. The vintage finished late, but overall the wines are fruit forward with nice structural backbone.