Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Knights Valley, CA
Tucked into the foothills of Mount Saint Helena on the remote eastern edge of Sonoma County, Knights Valley experiences a moderated climate, offering a longer and later growing season that develops dark fruit aromatics. The 2014 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is bold with black forest fruit and spiced plum, offering undertones of roasted coffee and crushed rock. Caramel and anise come through on the palate accompanied by broad tannins and a rich and persistent finish.
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MC4 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016$75.00Add to cart
The Martin & Croshaw vineyard is located in the St. Helena appellation of Napa Valley. The vines grow in an ideal location on a gently sloping hillside on the west side of the valley with excellent soil (Boomer gravelly loam) for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon clones 337 and 6 were selected for the 2000 vines which are carefully oriented to fully capture the unique terroir of the site. They farm organically, and work is done by shovel and sweat. Irrigation is limited and they selectively thin the grapes to produce a concentrated, full bodied wine. It is a labor of love and of friendship.
The MC4 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a gorgeous wine, sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed wild blueberries, black cherries and mulberries with touches of cigar box, baking spices and dark chocolate plus a waft of sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features appealing restraint, with taut, muscular fruit and fantastic tension, finishing long and softly textured. This is a relatively new, single-vineyard wine co-produced by two couples—Paul and Lisa Martin and Fred and Darcy Croshaw. The grapes come from a tiny one-acre, organically farmed vineyard to the north of Ehlers Lane in St. Helena. The style of these three vintages tasted is fresh, elegant and understated, possessing bags of energy and expression at what appears to be a very reasonable price.
L’Ecole No. 41 Perigee 2015, Walla Walla, WA$60.00Add to cart
The Estate Perigee captures the essence of Seven Hills Vineyard’s characteristic rich elegance, seductive aromas and earthy structure. L’Ecole has been producing wines from Seven Hills Vineyard since 1993. They hand-select our oldest and most distinguished blocks to produce this stunning, flagship wine. Perigee exemplifies this vineyard’s characteristic cedary, black cherry, richly structured elegance. Alluring aromas of cigar box and red currant are accented with flavors of cassis, truffle and earth, on a chalky tannin finish. 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Mwelot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot
Rabble Cabernet Sauvignon 2017$25.00Add to cart
The Rabble Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 comes from the Mossfire Ranch in Paso Robles. Mossfire Ranch is a scenic 320-acre property on the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail, in the eastern side of the Paso Robles AVA. Admired for its striking beauty, epic views and superior fruit, the 243 planted acres boast an eclectic mix of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Tempranillo. A farmer’s fist full of blueberry pie sprinkled with cinnamon spice. Concentrated blue fruit explodes with boysenberry giving way to anise, clove, subtle smoky wet earth. Velvet tannins balance the juicy mouth feel and a finish that lasts late into the evening.