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
Vineyards: 60% Klipsun, 37% Red Mountain Vineyard, 3% Bacchus
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
"Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich black-fruited core on the finessed nose, with a wet minerality and dried red florals. The full-bodied palate turns a touch tarter, with the fruit set moving from blackberries to black raspberries with a dusty minerality. The wine has a tight grip and lingers on the finish with good focus and balance. The 2017 vintage is showing really well, and it is a safe bet to add this to your cellar."
December 2019 Issue
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