100% Cabernet Sauvignon
28 months oak barrels 100% French
Loam embodies our pursuit of the perfect expression of a wine. Great wine originates in the vineyard, and great vineyards originate in the soil. Most world-renown viticultural regions consist of loam soils; Sonoma County is no exception. Within the loam family of soils is an array of classifications, or “series,” identified and catalogued by four distinctive features: composition, depth, slope and geographic location. My family grows Cabernet in twenty-three of the distinct Loam soil types, yet I felt that only three were worthy of the “Grand Cru” distinction.
The 2016 Loam Cabernet Sauvignon is our proprietary blend of grapes sourced from vineyards planted in Positas, Suther and Clough soils. It is comprised of the best vineyards, grown in the best soil, from the best appellations. Perfectly structured, Loam balances the brightness and focused tannins of hillside fruit with the dense, rich characteristics of fruit grown in the ancient riverbed and valley floor soils. The 2016 growing season was nearly void of extreme weather conditions, creating Cabernets with incredible energy, power, and balance. Our 2016 Loam has distinctive candied black fruit dusted with toasty vanilla, wild dried brush, and mineral. A youthful entry gives way to cassis and baker’s chocolate. Still quite powerful and complex, this incredible Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for 10+ years.