2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Perched on a far flung slope of the Mayacamas surrounded by wilderness, this land possesses an enigmatic personality which manifests in the glass more prominently with each passing year. The unforgiving terrain gives way to a highly
specific wine that is a joy to savor, yet makes no apologies or concessions. Our team’s unwavering focus and purpose anchor both the vineyard and the cellar, identifying and magnifying the unmistakable essence of our mountain estate.
Adversity built character in 2017. Fruit grew steadfast following significant winter rains and persistent bouts of intense heat thereafter. Pursuant of freshness and balance in the wines, a well-executed September harvest led our vineyard to be picked before forest fires arose in the region on October 8th. Thankfully, our high-altitude estate emerged unscathed and the finished wine is pristine. We are proud to present this wine of conviction which stands as a poignant tribute to our Sonoma County home.
Deep and exhilarating to behold, the 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of formidable stature with finely textured, lengthy tannins. Warm spices, black tea, creme de cassis, and rose petal entice on the nose, while the palate reveals wild blackberry, fresh coffee beans, and a layer of clove and orange zest. While magnetic upon release, this dynamic wine will reward extended cellaring.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Petit Verdot,
2% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Malbec
Elevage: 20 months in 66% new French oak barrels
16 separate picks with an average of 2.36 tons per acre
57% selection for final blend
Harvest Dates: September 7 – October 6, 2017
Bottling Date: June 6, 2019, with an alcohol of 14.5%