Overcoming Mother Nature’s challenges and enhancing the strengths of each vintage is the never-ending task of farming and winemaking. While limited in yield by the loss of much of our mountain fruit in 2017, this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the luscious, earthy profile of our winery estate south of Stag’s Leap. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, and cassis alongside dried herbs, licorice, incense, and dusty cocoa are supported by beautifully polished tannins that carry through the lively, mineral-laced finish.
Wine Spectator 92 pts
"Lushly fruited, with creamed plum, loganberry and boysenberry flavors that are well-polished for the vintage, showing a brambly twinge on the back end. Light anise, singed mesquite and steeped black tea notes make their presence known on the finish. Solid. Best from 2021 through 2028."
Robert Parker 92 pts
"Deep purple black colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals notions of warm cassis, blueberry preserves and boysenberries with touches of cedar chest, cherry cola and spice cake. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm, grainy texture and a lively line carrying the spicy black berry preserves flavors to a nice long finish."