Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley|
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley) is powerful, dense and wonderfully rich, with tons of the savory and mineral inflections that make Knights Valley Cabernets so alluring. This mineral character helps to play off the natural radiance of the year. Graphite, game, menthol, licorice and red fruit are front and center. In this vintage, the wine has a bit more suppleness and red fruit than it usually does.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it features bold notions of baked plums, boysenberries and black cherry compote with an undercurrent of cinnamon stick, menthol and tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a great structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness supporting the juicy black fruit, finishing long. 82,752 cases were made.
Blackcurrants, blackberries, cedary spice, graphite, and chocolate notes all emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, a delicious, medium-bodied effort that has sweet tannins and a charming, fun style. Based on a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petite Verdot, brought up in 27% new French oak, drink bottles over the coming 4-6 years.