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2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of our best Cabernets from the vintage. With careful selection and management in the vineyards, only the highest quality fruit was used on our reserve Cabernet. Fermented in barrels and small tanks, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was gently hand punched down three times a day. Pressed off early to maintain fresh fruit vibrancy, this wine was aged in 100% new French oak. The wine is given ample time for tannins to combine and the palate to gain weight, structure, and complexity. Blending was carefully done six months prior to bottling to allow the components to integrate.

Double Gold | 93 points, American Fine Wine Competition
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 21st - Sept 23rd
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.71
Aging
22 months in 100% New French oak barrels
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Advocate
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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. This elegant wine has a silky smooth palate and a full, creamy presence on the palate. This well-rounded wine opens up and evolves as you drink it. The structure, body, and lingering finish indicate this complex wine is built to age.
Ratings
92 points, Wine Advocate 90 points, Vinous
Awards
Double Gold | 93 points, American Fine Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
We combine the best of our vineyards in this wine. Each year our properties express themselves slightly differently, and our role is to take the best of what they give us and craft a truly exceptional wine. The Pocai Ranch generally brings power, boldness & dark red fruits, while our Fig Tree Vineyard provides the broadness and the layers of flavors and spice. We manage each site specific to its unique characteristics, with the goal of only producing the highest quality grapes and resulting wine.
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of our best Cabernets from the vintage. With careful selection and management in the vineyards, only the highest quality fruit was used on our reserve Cabernet. Fermented in barrels and small tanks, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was gently hand punched down three times a day. Pressed off early to maintain fresh fruit vibrancy, this wine was aged in 100% new French oak. The wine is given ample time for tannins to combine and the palate to gain weight, structure, and complexity. Blending was carefully done six months prior to bottling to allow the components to integrate.
Other Notes
96.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Malbec 1% Cabernet Franc 0.5% Petite Sirah
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