Rich nose of cherry, plum, hints of cassis, espresso, and rubbed thyme. This is all Red Mountain on the palate, with full, structured dark cherry reduction, black currant, graphite, and crushed roses. While it’s not the biggest Red Mountain Cabernet yet, it may be the most balanced. The concentration and structure here indicate a wine that will age for decades, but give it 3-5 years to start.
Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
60% Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Red Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Bacchus Cabernet Franc
Aging: 80% new French oak
"As always with Red Mountain fruit, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain shows more obvious structure and tannins, with loads of black raspberry and cassis
fruits intermixed with subtle dried flowers, spice box, and building minerality. Incorporating 3% Cabernet Franc, its oak is pushed all the way into the background, and it has a great mid-palate and a big finish."
Tasting Date April 11, 2019
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