This wine is limited. To purchase, please call (707) 302-3607.
October 2–8, 2016
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
With its graceful aromatics accented by notes of fresh raspberry, Bing cherry and the slightest hint of Herbs de Provence, the 2016 Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of elegance. Fresh red berry flavors fill the palate, and silky – almost delicate – tannins carry the wine into a beautiful finish.
The Quicksilver Vineyard lies on the western Rutherford bench, in the acclaimed area on Bella Oaks Lane. The soils are predominantly well drained loams that produce vines of moderate size. These older vines were planted to the California sprawl system, with wider spacing and a divided canopy, giving great exposure to the fruit. Minimal irrigation is needed to obtain maximum fruit potential.
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Quicksilver Vineyard opens with cassis, black cherries, kirsch and bay leaves with lavender and baking spices nuances. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, fresh and vibrant with loads of spring in its step, finishing long. – Lisa Perotti-Brown