With the 2015 vintage, we ended a string of average to large harvests and begin several years of extremely small harvests. Late spring cold rainy weather in 2015 (and 2016) caused a poor fruit set and led to the formation of a tiny crop. The beautiful mild summer weather that followed allowed for the small number and size of berries to develop excellent flavors. However, when picking ended on September 29th, we counted 17 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon from our 14-acre estate vineyard, vs. 39 tons the year before. The saving grace was the exceptional quality of the fruit we harvested.
Even as a relatively young wine, the richness and complexity of the flavors are amazing. Here's what Randall had to say:
"Very perfumed aromas of blackberry and blueberry creating a jammy palate impression. The acidity in the wine lifts the big complex flavors, with a hint of dark chocolate, giving the wine an unexpected freshness. All culminating in a long finish with pronounced, yet elegant, tannins. If I had to sum up this wine in one word, it would be ‘delicious.’” - Randall Watkins, Winemaker
Your February allocation consists of 12 bottles of the 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Please feel free to add to personalize your order below.