2017 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2017
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
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97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc

Winery Notes:
Abundant winter rains refreshed groundwater supplies and led to a cool, mild spring of 2017; an unusual hailstorm in June had little affect on the crop. The summer brought warmer temperatures, leading to 90% of the valley's harvest before the wine country wildfires started on October 8. The vintage is being described as opulent, velvety, concentrated, dense and posessing layers of depth.

Well-established hillside vineyards are the foundation of this wine, giving the finished blend its intense inner core of fruit. The Truchard Vineyard was the primary source for grapes used in this blend, with vineyard sites extending into the lower hillsides of the Mayacamas mountain range.

Following destemming, the hand-picked grapes were stainless steel-fermented and received extended skin contact before being transferred to barrels. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 22 months (72% new barrels) where the wine completed malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:
This Cabernet exhibits layered aromas of black raspberries, graphite, cedar and vanilla. The wine is elegantly structured with supple, fine dusty tannins and shows a ripe, juicy core of blackberries, mocha and spice.