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With its graceful aromatics accented by notes of fresh raspberry, Bing cherry and the slightest hint of Herbs de Provence, the 2017 Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of elegance. Fresh red berry flavors fill the palate, and silkyâ€”almost delicateâ€”tannins carry the wine into a beautiful finish.
Bale clay loam from Quicksilver Vineyard
Rutherford, Napa Valley
This Rutherford vineyard consists of a well-drained Bale clay loam.
The Quicksilver Vineyard lies on the western Rutherford bench, in the acclaimed area on Bella Oaks Lane. The soils are predominantly well drained loams that produce vines of moderate size. These older vines were planted to the California sprawl system, with wider spacing and a divided canopy, giving great exposure to the fruit. Minimal irrigation is needed to obtain maximum fruit potential.
October 2 – 8, 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.