2017 Kuleto Estate Lone Acre Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
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.
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.
84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc
18 months French oak, 40% new oak
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.
274 Cases Produced