2018 Courtship

Inherent to our practice as vintners is the belief that great wines are not created, but received. To bottle a wine that acknowledges youth as a virtue has deepened our appreciation for this dynamic vineyard. With Courtship, we invite you to share in that joyful process and bear witness to the evolution of our mountain estate.

In 2018, a season defined by abundance and gentle ripening, our second generation vines gifted us an enchanting wine that reflects the same sense of ease that carried us through harvest.

This intriguing, refined expression of Cabernet opens with aromas of violets, bramble, and cherry, while the palate is marked by an inviting core of wild blueberry and snappy pomegranate. Surrounding layers present the complexity of our savory mountain garrigue and a substantive finish.

97.5 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
20 months in 40% new French Oak Barrels
14.5% Alcohol

Harvested September 26 – October 19, 2018
Bottled June 15, 2020
334 cases produced

   

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