100% Cabernet Sauvignon
22 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.
On the nose, ripe black and blue fruit aromas, dustings of confectionary sugar, violet candy, and cardamon co-mingle with intriguing, sweet earth tones. The plush, rich mouth entry is incredibly enticing and lends itself to the black cherry, toasted almond, and savory herb layers that define this wine. Its staying power is a hallmark of the Suther soil but its profoundness a mark of the incredible 2019 vintage. This masterpiece of Suther soils and Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for the next decade and beyond.