Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Creating this true American Cabernet Sauvignon was a real indulgence.
Indulge is a blended Cabernet Sauvignon, two-thirds from our Dry Creek Valley Estate vineyards with one-third Sonoma and Napa mountain vineyards.
Each vineyard lot is picked at optimal ripeness and made into a standalone wine then Bill creates a blend to indulge his pallet for fine wine with character and flavor.
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A substantial Cabernet with cedar, leather and pine on the nose followed by a beautiful palate showing lovely black fruit with touches of brier or bramble. A very pleasant density and texture on the tong ending with finely grained tannin. Indeed an age-worthy wine.
Only 243 cases produced.
By choosing wines made from three of our Cabernet vineyards and then just lightly managing the overall flavor spectrum with a tiny amount of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec we have created a uniquely delicious wine.
While blended in the Bordeaux style this wine could not be made in Bordeaux since 33% of the Cabernet was grown between 1,200 and 1,800 feet elevation where the fruit takes time to ripen, developing higher acidity which helps the wine to age longer in the bottle.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.