2017 Kuleto Villa Vista Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Our 2017 Villa Vista Cabernet Sauvignon opens with bright acidity, bursting with aromas of ripe red cherries and wild flowers. Flavors of red licorice and cherry fill the palate followed by a beautiful red fruit and oak finish.
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. Wine lots and barrels selected for our Villa Vista 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 bright red fruit and a balance of sweet and savory spice aromas. Certain lots are pushed further in the desired flavor and structural profile by co-fermenting with other varieties.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Sangiovese, 2% Cabernet Franc
18 months in 40% new French and American oak