Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 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.
92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct 2016
"An outstanding effort is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Hawkeye, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 21 months primarily in French oak, of which 46% was new. An opaque ruby/purple color, terrific crème de cassis, licorice and forest floor notes are followed by hints of barrique, loamy soil, blackcurrants and blackberries. It is full-bodied, opulent, and already showing secondary nuances. This wine should evolve gorgeously for another 10-15 years.
Aged 19 months in French oak, 51% 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.