Rich, lush and structured, the 2017 vintage displays intense aromas of black currant, cassis and crushed violet. is wine is velvety with a smooth, lingering nish of herbal notes, vanilla and cocoa. Enjoy this wine now with a grilled porterhouse, rack of lamb, or a winter vegetable roast or lay a few bottles down in your cellar to enjoy in 4 to 6 years.
Our Reserve wines are the result of a careful blend of individual lots from meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Sonoma County. Created in our small lot Artisan Cellar, Winemaker Justin Seidenfeld employs techniques such as cluster pre-sorting and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, our cellar is state-of-the-art and represents the Klein family commitment to producing the finest wines possible.
The 2017 vintage will not be soon forgotten. The all-time precipitation record was set by mid-April as rain swept over the North Coast, filling all lakes, ponds and reservoirs. As the rain clouds subsided and the sun appeared, the vineyards in Sonoma County endured six different heat waves at or above 100F, including a memorable 110F on Labor Day. We harvested the fruit from September 18 - October 5 to make this beautiful Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Appellation: 52% Alexander Valley,48% Sonoma Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellar & Fermentation: 24 months in French oak barrels, 75% new