Rock Arch vineyard, pruned to vertical cordons, delivers the primary fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with a few other blocks for roundness and vibrancy, plus a kiss of Petit Verdot to pull in a little more acidity and lovely floral notes. Black currant, blueberry, ripe cherry and dark chocolate show nuances of mint, tea and cedar in this intense, velvety, complex beauty – the pride and joy of this estate.
Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes from 84% Sonoma County and 16% Napa County. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the glass with bold notes of crème de cassis, redcurrant jelly and Black Forest cake followed by nuances of red roses, cinnamon stick, unsmoked cigars and dusty soil with a touch of oolong tea. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of mouth-coating red and black fruit preserves, supported by ripe, finely grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing long and perfumed.