2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: 8 acres of West-facing, steep and gentle slopes with an average vine age of 23 years.
Farming: Unirrigated vine; 100% sustainable agricultural practices; all inputs within OMRI Guidelines.
Harvest Dates: September 16 - 25, 2009
Fermentation: Small, open fermenters, punch down 2 per day
Yeast: Cab and Franc-Cepage Cabernet, Merlot-Cepage Merlot; 16-day average fermentation, press off to barrel, Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (viniflora oenos/ Hansen)
Barrels: 1/3 one-year-old French Traditional Chateau barrels, 2/3 older French oak
Barrel Time: 30 Months
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Estate Cabernet Franc, 6% Estate Merlot
Alcohol: 15% by Vol.
Production: 216 cases
Wine Label: Kathy Dennett
Tasting Notes: Opening with aromas of cherries, blackberries and violets with flavors of green tea and dark plums backed by spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and candied lemon rind. The clarity of flavors is incredible.
 

$50/bottle and $540/case.


2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: 8 acres of West-facing, half steep and half gentle slopes with an average vine age of 24 years.
Farming: Unirrigated vines; 100% sustainable agricultural practices; All inputs within OMRI Guidelines
Harvest Dates:  October 12 - 20, 2010
Fermentation: Small open fermenters; punch down 2x per day
Yeast: Cab and Franc-Cepage Cabernet, Merlot-Cepage Merlot; 17-day average fermentation; press off to barrel; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (viniflora oenos/ Hansen CH16)
Barrels: 1/3 one-year old French Traditional Chateau barrels, 2/3 older French oak
Barrel Time: 30 Months
Blend: 75% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Estate Cabernet Franc, 17% Estate Merlot
Alcohol: 15% by Vol.
Production: 300 cases
Wine Label: Elizabeth Strazzulla
Tasting Notes: This wine opens with incredible promise — aromas of violets and notes of thyme, bay and cinnamon followed by dark fruit flavors of plums, raspberries and strawberry. Creamy vanilla and supple tannins only hint as to what is to come!
 

$50/bottle and $540/case.


2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: 8 acres of West-facing, half steep and half gentle slopes with an average vine age of 26 years average.
Farming: Dry-farmed vines; 100% sustainable agricultural practices; All inputs within OMRI Guidelines.
Harvest Dates: September 21-28, October 2-6, 2012
Fermentation: Small, open fermenters; punch down 2 per day
Yeast: Cab and Franc-Cepage Cabernet and Melody, Merlot-Cepage Merlot; 19-day average fermentation; Press off to barrel; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (viniflora oenos/ Hansen CH16).
Barrels: 1/3 one-year old French Traditional Chateau barrels, 2/3 older French oak
Barrel Time: 30 Months
Blend: 75% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Estate Cabernet Franc; 17% Estate Merlot
Alcohol: 14% by Vol.
Production: 300 cases
Wine Label: Kathy Dennett
Tasting Notes: We tasted a barrel sample of this wine the night before it was to be bottled (June 1st, 2015). It was amazing! It grabbed our attention with incredible aromas of violets and very dark cherries followed by so bushels of blue, black and red berries. I could almost taste a golden brown almond-vanilla cobbler crust a top the bubbling orange peel scented berries. Hints of cola, green tea, star anise and thyme round out the flavors. Soft, well-structured tannins make this wine a perfect package. It will be very interesting to see how it ages in the bottle.
 

$50/bottle and $540/case.


2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: 8 acres of West-facing, half steep and half gentle slopes with an average vine age of 27 years average.
Farming: Dry-farmed vines; 100% sustainable agricultural practices; All inputs within OMRI Guidelines.
Harvest Dates: September 6-18, 2012
Fermentation: Small, open fermenters; punch down 2 per day
Yeast: Cab and Franc-Cepage Cabernet, Merlot-Cepage Merlot; 16-day average fermentation; Press off to barrel; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (viniflora oenos/ Hansen CH16).
Barrels: New Nadalie Bordeaux Traditional Barrels
Barrel Time: 30 Months
Blend: 75% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Estate Merlot
Alcohol: 15.35% by Vol.
Production: 192 cases
Wine Label: Elizabeth Strazzulla
Tasting Notes: This wine grabs your attention with incredible aromas of dark cherries, raspberries and plums followed by notes sweet vanilla, licorice, apple and cinnamon. Fuzzy apricot with hints of cola, green tea, star anise and nutmeg round out the flavors. Soft, well-structured tannins and good acid balance make this wine a perfect package. It will be very interesting to see how it ages in the bottle.
 

$50/bottle and $540/case.Sale through 3-17-17: $270/6 btls, $510/case.


2013 RESERVE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: 8 acres of West-facing, half steep and half gentle slopes with an average vine age of 27 years average.
Farming: Dry-farmed vines; 100% sustainable agricultural practices; All inputs within OMRI Guidelines.
Harvest Dates: September 12-18, 2012
Fermentation: Small, open fermenters; punch down 2 per day
Yeast: Cab and Franc-Cepage Cabernet; 14-day average fermentation; Press off to barrel; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (viniflora oenos/ Hansen CH16).
Barrels: New Nadalie Borderux Traditional barrels
Barrel Time: 30 Months
Blend: 90% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Estate Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14% by Vol.
Production:168 cases
Wine Label: Elizabeth Strazzulla
Tasting Notes: Beautiful deep purple-red in color, this RESERVE wine has amazing aromas of dark sweet fruit, mostly cherries and mulberries plus floral notes of violets and rose petals. The flavors linger and change on the palate, apple and blackberry flavors accompanied by candied citrus, cinnamon and cloves and a lovely bramble of mountain herb, licorice and vanilla. Finishing with well-structured tannins and balanced acidity, this wine will only continue to develop and evolve in the bottle.
 

$75/bottle and $810/case.