The 2013 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha, dried herbs and licorice. Opulent but structured, this versatile wine has supple blue and black fruit notes accented by dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a silky, lingering finish.
92 points, Wine Spectator "The fruit is ripe and juicy, seemingly sweet and shaded by spicy, toasty oak, allowing tiers of flavors to unfold in a graceful, elegant and understated manner."
To enhance the natural richness of our Chardonnay we fermented the juice in predominately new French oak barrels. Weekly lees stirring enhanced the toasty notes, and integrated the oak flavors for an overall balance, while complete malolactic fermentation encouraged lush creaminess. After 9 months aging, our winemaker chose the most expressive lots and blended them to create a richly layered wine with aromas of crème brulee and rich citrus and fruit flavors.
A cherry plum color leads to aromas of cherry followed by instantly recognizable earthiness and dried herbs, a common
characteristic of Carneros Pinot Noir. A beautiful acid structure is framed by tart cranberry, black cherry, blackberry and dried cherries with hints of lean minerals. Soft in the mid-palate, light in color but elegantly so, a touch of ripe plums adds depth. An enchanting finish lingers.