2017 cabernet sauvignon • napa valley
The nose is layered with black cherry, blueberries and cassis with touches of coco and wood spices. The palate is layered and textured with structured tannins in the mid palate and through the finish. Aging in 25% new French oak barrels adds structure and complexity to the fruit, resulting in a supple, food-friendly wine.
The 2017 season started with a record breaking rainfall through winter. Mild summer temperatures provided a breather with slower ripening at the end of the growing season. A heat spike over Labor day weekend spured the final stage of ripening and a flurry of activity to get the grapes harvested.