100% Cabernet Sauvignon
28 months oak barrels 100% French
Weathered from metamorphic rock, Suther is a gravelly Loam found on the side slopes of mountains underlain by sandstone and shale. Primarily located between 500-3,000 feet in elevation, Suther soils are only found in the geographic locations associated with great Cabernet Sauvignon. The granular structure and shallow nature of Suther soils provide little water retention and minimal biologic activity, while increased sun and wind exposures ensure low vigor, small berry formation and uniformity in ripeness. Suther soils tend to be nutrient deficient, lacking in nitrogen, phosphorus and boron. The reddish nature is indicative of oxidized soils that are high in iron content. With a pH ranging from 5.5 to 6.0, Suther soils are moderately acidic.
Upon pouring this beautifully hued Cabernet Sauvignon, you are immediately wowed by the wine’s energy. Detailed notes of sweet black fruit, young lilac blossom, wet stone and undertones of dried wild brush are interlaced with dangling notes of vanilla bean pod. Showing its youth on the palate, the impression is firm and generous, showing mocha, fresh black fruit and sweet earth. The finish is long and carries just the perfect amount of intensity with a touch of sweet oak. This incredible expression of both Suther soils and Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for the next two decades.