2018 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Our original Signature Collection wine, first released in 2002, is all about the Oakville AVA. The dense, cane-pruned vines deliver the full impact of the Oakville soil into the body of this wine. Aromatics of boysenberry and acai are supported by a bourbon-cherry character (think Luxado cherries). Layered scents reveal fennel, violet, crushed blackberry and black cherry jam, and cigar box. Star anise, dried violet, and bay leaf round out the nose. The palate is deep and brooding, with flavors of gravel, sandalwood, black cherry, blackberry, vanilla bean, mocha, and clove. This wine has tremendous length and persistence. The texture is elegant and broad on the palate, with fine tannins and great length of finish.