2017 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill AVA
Our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays inviting aromas of black cherry, plum and tobacco leaf. Big and bold flavors of dark fruit are balanced by earthy notes of dried herbs. It's soft velvety tannins frame a sophisticated finish of warm vanilla.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
October 12-16, 2017
26 Average Brix at Harvest
18 Months in 100% french oak, 75% new
100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
July 8, 2019
The fruit for our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from selected blocks on our 56-acre Estate West vineyard located on a contiguous piece of property just across Chalk Hill Road. This warm, protected site features rocky, porous volcanic soils that are ideal for red Bordeaux varieties. 2017 began with heavy rains in winter which reinvigorated the vineyards going into bud break. The region had sunny days throughout the spring and summer, and a heat spike in August which propelled the harvest schedule.