Our North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon opens with concentrated aromas of dark berries, plums, and a hint of cracked peppercorn. The primary source for the Cabernet fruit is from the famed Beckstoffer Crimson Ridge Vineyard. This vineyard is known for its volcanic soils and has a western facing orientation, which provides the wine with amazing structure and depth due to its extended hang time. The Oakville portion of the blend comes from a vineyard tucked away between Groth and Rudd Wineries, and is called "The Money Vineyard" (no pun intended) and is owned and farmed by the Laird family. This Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon brings to the blend a perfect sense of elegance and smooth velvety tannins. The final blend is luscious and full bodied, excites the senses, and is packed full of exotic flavors of tea spice, dark chocolate, and fruit preserves.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess is made up of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up baked berries, herbs, cedar and pencil lead on the nose with a medium to full-bodied palate, softly textured with lively and juicy acidity, finishing uncomplicated.