2015 Sunny Slope Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Black cherry, dark chocolate and tobacco emanate from the glass and fill the nose. It's soft, smooth entry gives way to grippy tannins mid-palate.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.69

Production: 361 cases

Farm Practice: Demeter Certified, Biodynamic®

Tasting Notes: Succulent with sweet and spiced aromatics. Black cherry, dark chocolate and tobacco fill the nose, while concentrated flavors of dark plum, black cherry, spice and herbs are bold and richly layered. Soft, smooth entry gives way to grippy tannins mid-palate, giving the feeling of crushed velvet.

Vineyard: Sunny Slope Vineyard’s vines were planted in holes drilled or pick-axed out of fractured stone over 30 years ago. The deep roots – a result of maturity and years of laboring for water – combine with the warm southwest exposure, produce thick-skinned grapes which give us the concentrated flavors, inky color and extracted tannins that distinguish this vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in the rocky soil of the Sunny Slope Vineyard; as the vines expend most of their energy reaching deep into the ground for water, the vigor of the vine is held in check. The warm Glen Ellen location allows our Cabernet Sauvignon to grow to full maturity while maintaining a desirable low yield.