86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
20 months in barrel 50% new French oak
The growing season began with ample groundwater due to heavy rainfall in December, January, and February. A mild spring contributed to even flowering and set and started the growing season off relatively early. Summer was relatively warm and an unusual, extended heatwave during Labor Day weekend, instead of accelerating brix, actually froze brix in place, allowing ripening to continue with the welcome relief of more moderate brix levels upon harvest. This 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is an extremely, high-quality expression of this challenging Napa Valley vintage.
Deep ruby in color with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, red and black cherries and currants interwoven with sweet spice, floral and mineral notes. The palate has a big, round, silky arc with smooth tannins, impeccable balance, and a long, flavorful finish.
A versatile food wine, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.