Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5-Liter) 2015
Deep black cherry, cassis and red currant flavors with graceful mineral tones. Artistically extracted, elegantly muscular, with chewy, soft tannins. The Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Sonoma County's volcanically-derived Mayacamas Mountains, Hawkeye Mountain vineyard is perched high above the valley floor on drastic slopes.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Jun 2018
Even better, and sourced from three different mountaintop sites, the tiny production 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain spent 21 months in 41% new French oak. It’s a serious effort, offering medium to full body, a layered, pure texture, and terrific notes of black cherries, cassis, cedary herbs, and lead pencil. It’s capable of lasting for over a decade.
Aged 20 months in French oak, 42% new
Sourced from the ridge along the westward face of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyards are perched high above the valley floor. Fog strains to reach the chilled top of the vineyard area, resulting in large temperature swings daily which are only tempered by the constant winds driven by the Pacific Ocean.
Elevation: 900 - 2400 feet
Soil: Shallow, rocky volcanic brick red loam. Steep hillsides, some are slightly terraced.