Sunshine Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 3PACK 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 and dense, granular tannins with notes of blackberry, lime zest, cassis, hints of fern
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Sunshine Valley Vineyard is located on the western side of Highway 29 in the Oak Knoll District AVA. This vineyard is a cooler climate site, facilitating grapes to ripen slowly and allowing aromatics and tannins to ripen harmoniously and evenly at the same natural pace as the brix. The deep soils provide wonderful complexity and structure.
“With a plethora of different clones planted on different rootstocks, this wine always provides our winemaking team with lots of opportunities when it comes to putting together the final blend. Thus in 2017, the complexity and layered nuances of this great site really show in the bottle.”