The 2017 SOVA Cabernet Sauvignon is finally ready!
90% Cabernet Sauvignon from East Napa Foot Hills and Rutherford AVA 10% Merlot Spring Mountain
This is a big, bold and balanced Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon made in a style that aficionados have come to expect from the Napa Valley. Limited to 187 cases-just over 7 barrels- the2017 vintage starts with starts with juicy, bright acidity full of ripe black plum mixed with citrus and caramel notes. As the wine opens up in the glass notes of cocoa powder, violets and a touch of cedar evolve. Herbaceous citrus aromas mix with the smell of saline seas leading into tastes of dark chocolate, bourbon and sweet orange blossoms, complimented by smooth ripe tannins. Finishing off this amazing wine is a nice long finish full of classic oak undertones.
Another vintage, another challenge – year number three for me. Experience definitely boosts confidence; feels good knowing I can hit the notes I’ve been aiming for, even if it takes two to three years to see if I did, in fact, do things “right.” After two years of aging and almost two years in bottle this wine is just now rewarding me with the effort that went into it. One of my favorite smells I noticed while tasting this wine is “dusty sun-drenched orange grove” Very California