2019 Red Hen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
"A wonderful single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oak Knoll AVA near Yountville, CA. This Cabernet is floral and pretty, expressing red fruits and aromatic herbs. A wine that proves a Cabernet doesn't have to knock your socks off to make an impact. Seamlessly integrated tannins make this wine alluring and ethereal, it will be hard to put down. Drink now or hold for 15+ years" -Cristie Kerr
The 2019 vintage was one of the cooler vintages of the last decade. Ample spring rains fueled healthy canopy growth and a crop that was nearly as generous as 2018. The first half of the growing season was moderate, and therefore somewhat extended. This allowed the vines time to slow their growth heading into veraison and maximize their nutrient uptake and pre-ripening photosynthesis. The second half of the season, in which the grapes ripen and are harvested, was warm, with some heat during the harvest period, leading to wines of incredible silkiness, fresh and pure fruit, elegant texture, and impressive length.