Produced from vines planted in 2009, this 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon wine is our fifth estate Cabernet Sauvignon win to be fermented, barreled, and bottled from our Santa Fe Valley Vineyard.
Grown 10 miles from the San Diego coastline on a rocky sun-drenched hillside, these Cabernet Sauvignon grapes deliver notes of dried cranberry, wildberry, and plum on the nose with hints of cinnamon and underlying cardamon.
The fruit is a perfect match with tannins in the mid-palate and eludes a red berry and vanilla explosion "en bouche".
The finish has hints of white pepper and sweet Indian spice. Drink now or cellar up to six years.
This wine was produced from vines planted in our Santa Fe Valley Vineyard. Grown 10 miles from the San Diego coastline on a rocky sun-drenched hillside, these Merlot grapes deliver strong notes of ripe red and blackberry fruit, wrapped in vanilla and caramel on the nose. Chocolatey tannins glide the dark robust fruit through the palate, which finishes soft and supple.
Drink now or cellar up to 5 years.
The Petit Verdot vines are also grown in the 2015 vineyard. Finding the vines to be immature compared to other varieties grown in the same vineyard, we held back from harvesting in 2018 and made our first picking of these grapes in 2019. Aging in new French barrels, we plan to bottle this vintage in 2021.
Barrel tastings reveal an earthy wine with dark colors. We expect to bottle individually and use the wine for blending with our Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines, as in a Bordeaux style.
The Cabernet Franc vine is grown in our 2015 vineyard. The 2018 and 2019 vintages are barreled separately in new French oak.
We plan to blend the Cabernet Franc with our Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wine, as in the style of some of the great Bordeaux wines. Our Cabernet Franc is a delightful medium-bodied wine, spicy in aroma.
Our Syrah vines are located in our new vineyard which was planted in 2O15. Our first harvest was in 2018.
2018, as well as our 2019 vintages, are being aged in French oak barrels. We expect to bottle the 2018 vintage in late 2020.
The Syrah has shown an intense dark red color with spicy and fruity notes, heady with blackberry and plum.