Wine

2017

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford
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Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon
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The nose opens with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black current and boysenberry.  The fruit elements are complimented with notes of forest floor, cigar box, dark chocolate and espresso.  The wine is rich and balanced and French oak barrels add the ideal amount of complexity with notes of baking spice and warm vanilla.  This is a full-bodied wine with integrated tannins that give it a long, lingering finish.  Stunning.

Primary Vineyard: Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford (100%): Small 24-acre vineyard located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard produces small berries reminiscent of mountain fruit berries, with intense extract of color and flavor. The color is very dark early in the fermentation, with flavors of black currant and black berry with a forest floor complexity.

Life span in a proper cellar 20-30 years.


 

Vintage

2017

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

88% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
5% Cabernet Franc
3% Merlot

pH

3.63

Alcohol

14.70%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

Barrels: French oak (74% new)
Cooperage: World Cooperage, Marchive, Sylvain
Aged in Barrel: 27 months

2017

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford

The nose opens with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black current and boysenberry.  The fruit elements are complimented with notes of forest floor, cigar box, dark chocolate and espresso.  The wine is rich and balanced and French oak barrels add the ideal amount of complexity with notes of baking spice and warm vanilla.  This is a full-bodied wine with integrated tannins that give it a long, lingering finish.  Stunning.

Primary Vineyard: Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford (100%): Small 24-acre vineyard located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard produces small berries reminiscent of mountain fruit berries, with intense extract of color and flavor. The color is very dark early in the fermentation, with flavors of black currant and black berry with a forest floor complexity.

Life span in a proper cellar 20-30 years.


 

750 mL:
$175
Members: $140.00
Limit 3 per customer
1.5 L (Magnum):
$405
Members: $324.00
Limit 3 per customer

Vintage

2017

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

88% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
5% Cabernet Franc
3% Merlot

pH

3.63

Alcohol

14.70%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

Barrels: French oak (74% new)
Cooperage: World Cooperage, Marchive, Sylvain
Aged in Barrel: 27 months

750 mL:
$175
Members: $140.00
Limit 3 per customer
1.5 L (Magnum):
$405
Members: $324.00
Limit 3 per customer
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96 Points

“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore is
dense and authoritative. Sycamore is a bit warmer
and less vigorous than Bosché. The site naturally
yields smaller berries that produce a Cabernet
endowed with tons of sumptuousness, breadth
and power. Ripe red cherry, red plum, licorice,
menthol, spice, graphite and dried herbs infuse
the Sycamore with tremendous complexity. It is
such a gorgeous and complete wine.”

Antonio Gallon
Vinous