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2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Game Farm Vineyard

2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The 2017 vintage opens with notes of fresh cut violets and cassis on the nose that give way to dark blue fruits and white pepper on the palate.

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$150.00
/ 750ml
SKU: CE17CS

Vintage Notes

The 2017 growing season proved to be another extremely hot vintage – so hot, in fact, that many growers saw a 30-40% decrease in tonnage that year.  Game Farm Vineyard did not experience as significant a loss of fruit, however, thanks to its protective trellising system which shielded grapes from the negative effects of the sweltering heat.   Alongside the scorching temperatures, the 2017 harvest will mostly be remembered for the firestorm that ravaged the Napa Valley beginning on October 8th.  We were fortunate to have just harvested the C. Elizabeth grapes over the previous few days. Ironically, amidst so much devastation in the Valley, as soon as we brought the fruit into the winery and tasted it, we knew 2017 would be an exceptional vintage for us.  We adhered to the same barrel protocols that we honed with the 2016 vintage, enlisting the same mix of coopers from Pennsylvania and Missouri.  However, for the 2017 vintage, after multiple blend tastings, we opted for a blend with less new oak owing to the delicacy of fruit for this vintage, specifically. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 vintage opens with notes of fresh cut violets and cassis on the nose that give way to dark blue fruits and white pepper on the palate. The wine’s complex fruit characters are perfectly complemented by smooth, soft tannins on a lingering, well-integrated finish.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Game Farm Vineyard
Sugar
26.3
Acid
5.6
pH
3.72
Bottling Date
07/29/19
Alcohol %
14.8