Our 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon overflows with decadent aromas of juicy black plum, blackberry jam and cherry oak. A smooth entry with an intensely concentrated palate drips with dark fruit, molasses and black cherry. Balanced and round tannins frame the bright lasting finish.
Our Estate Vineyards are unique in their confluence of history, climate, elevation, and soil. We are located high above the shores of Clear Lake, California’s largest natural lake. Lake County has the cleanest air in state and was once one of the state's largest wine producing regions prior to prohibition. Our home ranch on the westside of the High Valley AVA has been known as “High Serenity Ranch” for over one hundred years and is located in one of only two transverse valley AVAs in California. High Valley’s orientation facilitates a massive diurnal temperature swing allowing for rich, ripe flavors while retaining acid in the grapes and finished wines. High elevations force our grapes to form thick skins to protect themselves from intense sunlight. Our Reserve Wines come from the best fruit our diverse Vineyards, planted on our 2900+ acre estate, have to offer.
We harvest our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in the early morning to maximize quality. Our fruit is sorted and gently transferred to tanks, keeping whole berries intact. We keep our fermentations healthy with pump-overs in stainless steel tanks. After sending wines to 40% new French Oak and 60% neutral barrels, we allow our wines to undergo natural malolactic fermentation in our extensive wine caves. Each vineyard lot is fermented and aged separately before blending to make the best wine.