2015 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon

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2015 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon

Here we go again. It seems as though I’m saying the same thing year after year. Another excellent vintage from Howell Mountain. And once again it’s true. The wine shows deep purple color concentration with both sweet and savory aromatics on the nose. Blackberries, currants, freshly turned soil and black licorice attack your nostrils from the glass. Rich, broad and full bodied as this wine  is the vineyard once again provides the balancing influence of acidity and tannin and helps usher in the finishing notes of roasted meats, cigar box, fennel and more black and blue fruit. If 2012 and 2013 Cresta Velia had a baby it would be the 2015. Incredible concentration from the 2013 with generous portions of fruit from 2012. And although you are not supposed to have a favorite child, if I had to choose I think it would be 2015...until we release the 2016.

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Eagle Summit Vineyard on Howell Mountain
  • Equal amounts of clone 4 and clone 7
  • 100% percent french oak 73% new 27% used
  • unfined and unfiltered

144 cases