The warm growing conditions of 2017 gave enticing aromas of black current, olive, spices, tobacco, and lead pencil. The wine is deep red in color. In the mouth the wine offers savory blackberry fruit, mature tannins, beautiful texture and a long generous finish; the wine is in brilliant proportion.
While this wine was produced for early consumption, it will improve with additional time in bottle. With proper storage this wine should easily age five years or longer. This red wine would be fantastic with wood-fired pizza, roasted meats and aged cheese.
This new bottling of Nelms Road Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the 2017 vintage well. The younger vines from select vineyards continue to produce better grapes allowing us to produce better wine nearly every year. Add to that some truly phenomenal press wine from some of the oldest and most celebrated vineyards in Washington State, and we can produce an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon at a very attractive price.
Production: 2715 cases, Composition: 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot, 5% cabernet franc