WINE NOTES: The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyards in Alexander Valley and McDowell Valley. The 2017 year was early and relatively small, so we brought in our Bordeaux varietals earlier than usual, luckily missing the devastating October fires. Harvested in late September and early October and fermented for three weeks at temperatures in the 70s, these grapes yielded deep, intense wine that conveys a taut freshness with great aromatic purity. Balanced between modern California and Old World, this wine is dense with buckets of black currant and cherry that are tempered with a dusty herbaceous quality.
BLEND: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
AGING: 20 months in neutral barrels
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.7%