The 2017 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 60% of fruit from Spring Mountain, 20% from Mount Veeder, and the rest from Stagecoach Vineyard. This barrel select reserve wine was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. This wine offers up a combination of power and structure from three different mountain sources while showing dark black cherry and cassis aromas, blanketed with spice and nutty notes. Full-bodied, this wine shows a veil of tannin layered on the juicy blackberry flavors. A fresh finish keeps this wine clean and tantalizing your palate. This wine has great aging potential and will reward by waiting 4 to 5 years.
The winter of 2016-2017 finally showed some relief from the four straight years of drought seen in California. With a wetter than normal winter, the growing season started closer to normal, with flowering occurring late in May. 2017 saw ravaging wildfires in mid-October, that destroyed land and structures in both Napa and Sonoma. The mountain fruit for this wine was picked well ahead of the fire dangers.