The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon opens, inky and brooding in the glass, with rich dark fruits and crème de cassis followed by whispers of crushed violets and baking spices. Devastatingly handsome blackberry and boysenberry flavors are complemented by dustings of mocha. Intense yet velvety canyon tannins will see the wine evolve with the grace and poise of a Julliard dancer.
Their goal each vintage is to make a wine that is true to Jericho Canyon Vineyard. Looking for maximum flavors, they work closely with their winemakers to determine when to pick the fruit. Because of their hillside location in the canyon, the grapes typically ripen later than those from the valley floor. This means they often let the fruit hang into late October or early November. Although this heightens the stress for them, it allows the grapes additional time to develop the flavors which distinguish Jericho Canyon Vineyard wines.