2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Information

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdotl

94 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
94 Points – Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle
93 Points – Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
93 PointsWine & Spirits

Appellation

Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume

14.0%

Saturated purple in color. Aromas of cassis, blueberry, cola, licorice, and sweet oak. Ripe blackberry fruit entry, full bodied, rich textures, exotic spice roasted coffee, and toasted oak aftertaste. Complex, long, sensuous finish. EB (1/20)
Drought-breaking winter storms replenished ground-water reserves at Monte Bello. Warm summer weather ripened grapes for an October harvest. Significant tannins showed in the earliest fermentations so we reduced pumpovers to avoid over-extraction. For this wine we blended the lots showing softer tannins and great fruit intensity. Though approachable now, it will continue to develop greater complexity over the next ten years.
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