This Big Smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with bright aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry jam, black currant and notes of brown spice. This is a big, rich and juicy wine where the nose rings true on the lush palate filled with enticing fruit flavors of plum and briar patch as well as notes of leather, dried herb and spice. The judicious use of oak delivers a well-integrated toasty character throughout the wine and lends a rich, smooth texture. This is a powerful wine with ripe, well-integrated and incredibly smooth tannins which lead to a lingering and flavorful finish.
Our 2016 Big Smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is founded in a steadfast relationship between the winemaking team and our grower partners in Lodi, CA. The majority of fruit for this wine comes from one of our favorite, long time partners at Alabama Ranch. Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of this wine giving it varietal correctness with big, bold, deeply flavored fruit along with nuance dried herb and minty spice notes. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon a small amount of Petite Syrah is added to the final blend lending complex spice notes, exotic floral aromas and giving the wine a dense inky purple color.