Year in and year out the very best Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the block of our estate vineyard surrounding the winery. The block is planted on an ancient riverbed with soils that are gravelly and well drained, which results in very deep, rich fruit flavors. The entire vineyard is fabulous, but we like to show off this particular block by bottling a portion separately as our Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. For 2015 the reserve blend came from 6 barrels all from the Clone 15 block from our estate vineyards.
Deep ruby red and soft velvet colors paired with intense, super-ripe cherries, berries, plum and toasty cedar greet the palate. This is a rich, soft and elegant wine with flavors of cranberry, cherry, plum and cocoa nibs. It has medium acidity and fine, well integrated tannins. A nice, long finish with red cherries, espresso and dark chocolate complete the wine. Pair with red meats or enjoy with artisan cheeses to really savor the flavors of the wine.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon: Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District
Harvest dates: September 22-23, 2015
Bottling date: July 7, 2017
Cases produced: 57
Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.68 g/L
Winemaker: Bradley Smith
2019 Decanter World Wine Awards – 97 points
2019 Japan Sakura Women’s Wine Award – Double Gold