20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Hail pummeled the valley vineyard in June of 2020. The canopy leaves were stripped from splintered shoots, but the fruit was left intact under the protective hail netting. The vines grew a new canopy, just in time to shade their ripening clusters through the hottest summer days. In late August, the fruit was hand picked & sorted just before the rains came. This wine was aged in a French oak barrel for 25 months. With aromas of black fruit, Havana leaf, & dried herbal notes, an unfolding midpalate emphasizes the elegant & refined tannins. A gentle note of vanilla accompanies a smooth, satisfying finish.