The 2017 vintage will not be soon forgotten. The all-time precipitation record was set by mid-April as rain swept like waves over the North Coast, filling all the lakes, ponds and reservoirs. As the rain clouds subsided and the sun appeared, the vineyards in the Russian River Valley endured six different heat waves at or above 100°F, including a memorable 110°F on Labor Day. We harvested the fruit from September 6 through October 20 to make this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon.
With vibrant aromas of cherry, dark berries and soft herbal notes, this medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is full of smooth tannins, blue fruit and lingering toasty oak flavors. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with a spicy wood-fired pizza or a grilled filet with sautéed mushrooms.
Cellar & Fermentation16 months in French oak, 20% new
Wine DetailsAlcohol: 14.5%