Sunshine Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L 2017
About This Wine
On the nose: Fruit forward with touches of elderberries, blueberries with notes of bubblegum, granite, rose petals, lilacs, vanilla beans, macerated strawberries
On the palate: Soft entrance with sweet mid palate; dense, granular tannins with notes of blackberry, lime zest, cassis, hints of fern
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging: 22 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 1-year-old barrels
2017 started out with record precipitation providing vines with sufficient water tables to safely get them through several heat spikes that began as early as June. Temperatures up to 110 degrees in early September prompted several winemakers to begin harvesting red varietals. Our winemaking team held steadfast and patiently waited until end of September before bringing in the first red varietals. Rewarded then with more moderate temperatures, the resulting wines express themselves as both full-bodied and greatly structured.