Year in and year out the very best Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the block of our Oak Knoll District estate vineyard surrounding the winery. The block is planted on an ancient riverbed so the soils are more gravelly and well drained, which results in very deep, rich fruit flavors. The entire vineyard produces truly outstanding wine, but we like to show off this particular block by bottling a portion separately as our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 vintage reserve blend was barrel fermented and aged in 90% new French oak for 2.5 years prior to bottling.
Deep ruby red and soft velvet colors are paired with aromas of pomegranate, black cherry, and plum with hints of black pepper and blackberry. This is a rich, vibrant and supple wine with flavors of black cherry, chocolate and cocoa powder. Blackberry and plum flavors linger and engulf the mid-palate. Soft, silky tannins grip and then release gracefully on the finish. Pair with red meats or enjoy with light cheese to really savor the flavors of the wine.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon: Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District
6% Cabernet Franc: Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District
Harvest dates: October 14, 2017
Bottling date: December 19, 2019
Cases produced: 500 cases
Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.70 g/L
Decanter World Wine Awards – 90 points