2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
A limited-production wine
The 2017 growing season saw the return to a normal Napa Valley climate after years of drought. A much-needed wet winter was followed by a mild spring, giving the vines excellent growing conditions. Mostly even weather with a few pronounced warm days around Labor Day helped develop a rich, concentrated flavor in the grapes, but led to a slightly reduced crop size.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced with our finest organically farmed vineyard lots in Napa Valley. It is an exceptional example of ZD’s long-held belief in the art of blending, and how different sites can produce a wine that exceeds its individual parts. Each vineyard lot was fermented and barrel aged separately for one year before blending, and aged for an additional two years in American Oak.
The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with aromas of cedar and mild spice mixed with eucalyptus. Tannins are well integrated and balanced, that offer layers of complexity bursting with nuanced flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum, and cassis, providing a satisfying, long finish. A beautiful wine now, this can also be enjoyed for many years to come. Only 12 barrels were produced.