The aroma of plums, cassis, and blueberry pie matches the palate. Lavender, red licorice, and hints of toasted cedar and earth sneak out as the wine opens up. A spicy finish of white pepper and cinnamon completes this wine.
Small case production of 50 cases made.
Fresh concentrated plum jam with orange peel and Campari hit the nose while the palate is teased with cinnamon, huckleberry, red cherry finishing with a beautiful perfume. Violets and floral roses are secondary notes that accompany blackberry, red cherries and licorice. The 2017 is full bodied and explodes with flavor.
Gold Medal, American Fine Wine Competition
Highly awarded by the critics, this wine expresses sweet blueberries, raspberries, and baking spices. Floral rose petals and lavender accompany the velvety tannins. An earthy component and baking spices make this wine the big bold Cab Franc we have grown to love!
Betty Ballentine's favorite wine!
93 points, James Suckling
The Reserve label is the most elevated in our Cabernet portfolio. The intertwined circles were chosen to represent the marriage of Betty Pocai and Van Ballentine and their two families vineyards and history joining.
Black cherry and fig compote with a beautiful floral nose compliment the vanilla, cedar, and blueberry pie. A hint of coffee, toasted coconut, and huckleberries balance this full-bodied wine! The perfect winter Cabernet.
Double Gold | 93 points, American Fine Wine Competition