2015 Cabernet Sauvignon “VIVA”
Harvested from four vineyards. 60% Clone 8 from the reserved farmed Smith Ranch vineyard located on the southern end of the Livermore Valley floor. 29% Clone 4 from the Collier Canyon vineyard in the northwest hills of Livermore. 6% Clone 337 from the Thomson Ranch located in the Eastern foothills. 5% Merlot from our estate vineyard.
A blood red, the opaque beauty that shouts its namesake, “Live!” Heady fruit flavors of blueberry and cherry are sweetened with white carnation and Mexican vanilla. A touch of rye whiskey creates a smooth undercurrent on the nose. Cherry continues on the palate and with the addition of cassis creating depth. Fresh acidity and round tannins make each sip pleasing. The finish is fresh fruits touched by new oak.
3.74 pH .61 TA. Aged in 54% New French Oak.
60% Clone 8, 29% Clone 4, 6% Clone 337, and 5% Merlot
347 Cases Produced
Gold Medal 2018 Tri Valley Conservancy Uncorked Wine Competion
$38 Per Bottle