Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2020
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain is distinguished by its bright aromatics and floral, red-toned personality. A Cabernet of energy and focus, the 2017 Hawkeye has so much to offer. It is one of the more finessed wines in this range, and yet there is plenty of structure as well.
92 points, Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2019
Deep ruby-purple, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain, aged 20 months in 58% new French oak, gives up boysenberry and blueberry to begin, fleshing out to aromas of blackcurrant, hoisin, cedar shavings, roasted plum and a framing of sweet spice. The palate is full-bodied and youthfully dense with a chewy frame, great freshness and a long finish. Give this another 2-3 years in bottle.
Aged 20 months in 100% 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.