90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Our third Estate Cabernet Sauvignon release to our S.V. members is a tribute to the early winegrowing days of our region. This grape was one of the first varieties planted in the Santa Clara Valley well before the Civil War. We grow these grapes with great care and attention, with a highly restricted yield, to develop the excellent concentration we find in the wine.
The result of meticulous winegrowing is a very well-balanced wine with a burst of rich cherry, black plum and violet aromas and flavors. Hints of herbs and baking spice round out this wine that has a smooth finish and tannins. The Estate Cabernet is the perfect complement to Tim’s fall recipe for Autumn Pot Roast.
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater
Cooperage: French oak, 25% new, 15 months