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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 growing season was one of extremes - we were graced with abundant rainfall over the winter, only to be followed by several intense heat waves throughout the summer and ripening period.  With a reserve of water in the soil from the winter season, and careful monitoring by Mike Wolf and his vineyard team, our vines persevered, and all the grapes were harvested at peak ripening by October 2nd, 6 days before the North Bay fires broke out across Napa and Sonoma counties.  We are grateful for the beautiful expression of our Estate Vineyard that came from this memorable vintage, and are reminded of how each wine tells a story of place and time - even during the most challenging of times.  


Tasting Notes:

Aromatically intriguing, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich blend of vibrant cherry and cranberry fruit notes, harmoniously interplayed with undertones of tobacco, sage and cedar.  The palate is smooth and broad, with a beautiful tension built into the core of this wine: fine-grained tannins provide structure and ageability when layered on top of ripe black cherry, orange spice, and lush dark chocolate flavors.   The finish illustrates the tried and true characters of this vineyard – dark cherry fruit and savory spice laced with velvety tannins and lively minerality.


Antonio Galloni, VINOUS, 95 points

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GRAPE SOURCE: Kelly Fleming Estate Vineyard 
APPELLATION: Calistoga, Napa Valley
WINEMAKING TEAM: Rebecca George & Françoise Peschon
BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALCOHOL: 14.9%
OAK PROFILE: French oak barrels (80% new)
AGING: 20 months

BOTTLED: June 21st, 2019 



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Library Wines:

2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 

2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon