Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Aromas of lush black cherry, blackberry and cassis draw you in to this Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Round and rich tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.
90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2018
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Reserve is terrific. This is an especially pliant, fruity wine for Sonoma County, but the 2015 offers lovely fruit purity and plenty of near term appeal.
Aged 16 months in French (69%) oak barrels, American (30%) oak barrels, and stainless steel. 89% Sonoma County, 8% Mendocino County, 3% Napa Valley. Artisan winemaking techniques, such as cold soaking and extending maceration were used to enhance and simultaneously soften the tannins, deepen the color and intensify the flavors.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are blended with Merlot for softness, Cabernet Franc for tannins, and Petit Verdot to enhance the mouthfeel. Sonoma County mountain and hillside vineyards add black cherry flavors and superb wine structure. Mendocino County mountain vineyards impart blackberry and mocha flavors.