2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 3L

$275

 Deep cherry, black plum, and caramel with hints of dried sage and cedar. Ripe blackberry and cherry preserves framed by mocha and baking spices. Layers of abundant fruit, dried herbs, and sweet oak. Seamless, integrated tannins create a rich structure and reflect a mountain personality.

Aromas

Ripe Black Cherry
Black Currant
Plum
Sweet Herbs
Clove
Vanilla
Dark Chocolate
Toasty Oak

Tasting Notes

Blackberry
Cocoa
Black Peppercorn
Dark Berry
Cassis
Bay
Anise
Mocha

In the foreground, our Cabernet Sauvignon vines. In the background the top of Mount Veeder rises above the vines.

The Winery Ranch is where it all began. The winery’s founders, the Bernsteins, made their home in an old Civil War-era cabin built on the original Winery Ranch where the pioneering couple planted their first vines. Today, the Winery Ranch is being re-terraced and given new life with high-density plantings of the finest Bordeaux clones, carefully selected for this ruggedly challenging environment.

Awards & Accolades

Wine Spectator
#58 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2020. Distinctive, with blueberry and açaí berry fruit flavors, infused liberally with sassafras, bay leaf and sweet spice notes. A beautiful rendition of mountain fruit, laced with racy acidity and carried by smoldering tannins. Shows impressive detail and energy for a 2017. Best from 2021 through 2035.
J.M. - Wine Spectator, August 6, 2020