94
points

Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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.

$65
/bottle
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Wine Facts
Appellation
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
T.A.
0.58g/100ml
pH
3.67
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain emerges from a single block in Alexander Valley perched at 2,400 feet in elevation. Inky dark fruit, crushed rocks, mocha, red cherry jam and flowers open with a few hours of air. This mountain Cabernet has much to offer.

 

2017 Vintage

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.  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.

Winemaking

Aged 20 months in 100% French oak, 42% new

Vineyards

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.

 

deep black cherry, cassis and red currant with graceful mineral tones
Primary Aromas & Flavors
ribeye steak
Food & Wine Pairing
65° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
bordeaux
Ideal Glass Shape