Why We Love This Wine:
Compared to last year, 2017 produced medium sized berries, which means a fantastic ratio of skins to juice, leading to higher levels of color and tannin. There were a few heat spikes in late July, and the weather was generally dry, warm even and consistent throughout the season. The wines were picked the Cabernet under ideal conditions in September, and put to barrel a few weeks later.
Sommelier Tasting Notes:
91 - "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard, which includes some Merlot and Petit Verdot, offers a rich, medium-bodied style as well as solid purity in its blue fruits, violets, and sappy herb-like aromas and flavors. It's not a blockbuster yet has rock solid elegance, fine tannins, and outstanding length. It's a classy wine to enjoy over the coming 15 years or so.”– Jeb Dunnuck