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A harmonious balance of dark red and blue fruit with subtle minerality on the nose creates immediate intrigue with our 2017 DeCarle Cabernet Sauvignon. Elegant Rutherford dust presents itself on the palate alongside juicy berry and black cherry fruits. Tannins are polished and supple upon entry and lead to a graceful finish.
Clay loam soil from DeCarle Vineyard
Rutherford, Napa Valley
1989 and 2003
Cabernet Sauvignon clone 7 on three rootstocks:
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Situated at the toe of an alluvial fan that extends from the western Mayacamas range, the vineyard is comprised of fluvial river deposits and clay loam soil from the Bale soil series, which are developed on alluvial fans and flood plains.
DeCarle Vineyard is planted on the west side of Rutherford, in the dusty soils for which the area is known. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a silky palate that complements the wineâ€™s juicy berry and black cherry flavors and finishes with a subtle minerality.
October 14 & 15, 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
16 months in French oak
The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.