2017 Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
For the Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, we are sourcing two ENTAV Cabernet clones, 169 and 191, from blocks 7 and 9. “There is a substantial slope to those blocks. The wines we make from this site are concentrated with just a touch of dustiness,” notes Charlie. “It’s really distinctively different than the other Cabernets in our line up.” The aroma profile includes notes of wild berry jam, blackberries, plums, and a stony component. We’re using a variety of oak fermentation methods to create complexity in aromas, flavor, and texture within two relatively small blocks of Cabernet, in addition to extended barrel aging for integrated tannins. “This wine is really just a mouthful,” says Will. “It is arguably one of the best wines we make each year.” Drink now through 2029.
676 cases produced