2017 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon
Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
78% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 9% Malbec 3% Cabernet Franc
20 months in oak barrels 100% French
Our 2017 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon has beautiful, detailed aromas of black candied-fruit, sweet hummus and semi-sweet chocolate. Despite the very limited production, we hand-selected each barrel to tease out each nuance that our “spice rack” could offer. Balanced and seamless, this wine also has perfectly placed silky tannins. Please enjoy this incredible wine over the next 8+ years.
The 2017 vintage was defined by a very small crop and an abnormally high heat spike during the first week of September. As winemakers, this vintage truly tested the limits of our patience. It was easy to fall into the trap of picking based on what mother nature threw at us, but instead it underscored that wine grapevines are truly resilient plants. The resulting Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon has a riper profile compared to years past, but still has every ounce of power expected from rugged Rockpile.