This Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has spice-driven aromas of cloves, anice and fennel, complemented by notes of dark cherry. The palate holds a fine tannic quality with hints of spice and intense ripe fruit flavors. Following a balanced palate, the finish is long lasting.
The 2018 growing season began cooler than usual for Sonoma County, leading to longer bloom time for grapevines. Moderate summer temperatures with fewer heat spikes than previous vintages allowed for a relaxed pace, excellent development of flavors and retention of natural acidity. After being harvested by hand, the cabernet sauvignon grapes were gently destemmed, fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy these balanced flavors with semi-hard, aged cheeses like Gouda and cheddar, roasted beef tenderloin with root vegetables or rich pasta Bolognese.