2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawley Vineyard
Gold Medal, Best of Class- CA State Fair Wine Competition
91 points! - CA Grapevine
Cabernet vines are a vigorous variety, and given abundant water and nutrients they will produce excessive crop and foliage– exactly the opposite of what we want to make quality wine. By planting the vines in rocky hillside ground, we force the vines to toil and produce smaller crops and berries. The small berries give us intense flavor with concentrated tannins and acidity, perfect for aging.
Our organically grown 2014 Cabernet is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. This wine is deep in color and boasts aromas of black cherries, currants and blackberries. On the palate, bright fruit flavors of redberries, cocoa and cherry cola are backed by toasty vanilla notes and lush tannins. Though enjoyable at present, this classic wine has the structure and intensity to improve with aging over the next ten years and then some.
Less than 375 Cases