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2017 Kuleto Estate Lone Acre Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2017 Kuleto Estate Lone Acre Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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SKU: 008306

The 2017 vintage displays aromas of black cherry, vanilla and a hint of black pepper. The palate offers surprisingly bright acidity with soft tannins and flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, dried sage and cloves. 

The 2017 Lone Acre showcases a side of Cabernet that is not typically found in the Napa Valley i.e. a stone fruit character as opposed to a bramble fruit character. Like vintage 2012, vintage 2013 was ‘perfect’ by nearly all grape-growing standards in that yields were slightly above average, the weather was evenly warm, and fruit moved toward ideal ripeness without the fits and starts of the preceding two vintages. This produced wines with tremendous fruit flavors and textural depth.

Winemaker Notes

Vintage 2017 gave us yet another beautiful vintage in the Napa Valley. This following the fabulous vintages of 2012-2016. Marked by a few late-season heat spells (and the late season fires), the wines are as opulent as the 2012s, with the elegance of the 2015s.

Composition

84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
5.2 g/L
pH
3.75
Aging
18 months French oak, 40% new oak
Alcohol %
14.5

Production Notes

Wine lots and barrels selected for our ‘Lone Acre’ Cabernet Sauvignon don’t necessarily come from a particular spot on the estate ( à la Vineyard Designate), but rather share common flavor and structural attributes that highlight what I think are the strongest varietal character of Cabernet. The idea is to create a wine that is at once Old and New World in impression, i.e. the fruit is deemphasized in the aroma, but the mouth is rich and flavorful without being heavy. Seamless complexity is what our Lone Acre is all about.

Vineyard Notes

Wine lots and barrels selected for our Lone Acre Cabernet Sauvignon don’t necessarily come from a particular spot on the estate (à la Vineyard Designate), but rather share common flavor and structural attributes that highlight the strongest varietal characteristics of Cabernet. Our goal is to create a wine that is a balance of Old and New World in impression, i.e. the fruit is deemphasized in the aroma, but the mouth is rich and flavorful without being too heavy.

Production

274 Cases Produced