Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2016 vintage is a special wine for us. Designated for our Reserve Circle members, it is a tribute to the early winegrowing days of our region. Cabernet was one of the first varieties planted in the Santa Clara Valley well before the Civil War. At Sarah's, we take pride in helping to recall and reestablish the Valley's reputation for growing great Cabernet Sauvignon.
This 2016 Cabernet is beautifully balanced - it is showing well now but will nicely reward a few years of patient cellaring. On the nose, it displays notes of red and black berry fruit with a touch of floral and cedar notes; there are also aromas of cinnamon, star anise, and vanilla. The palate compliments the aromas with deep cherry/berry fruit, a touch of white pepper, leather, and a long vanillin-oak laden finish. For pairings, think a classic beef roast and roasted winter vegetables.
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate Napoli Block
Grower: Tim Slater
Cooperage: French Oak, 50% New, 18 months