100% CABERNET SAUVIGNON CLONES 7, 15, 337
BARREL AGED 20 MONTHS IN 100% NEW FRENCH OAK
$125 750ml, Min 3 Pack
The most pertinent note to start with for this vintage is the significant decrease in quantity. Usually, cluster size in all 3 blocks at the vineyard is medium-plus and we have enough clusters to finely tune how much fruit we hang going into harvest to balance color profile and flavor complexity. In 2015 we found the crop load to be smaller in terms of overall clusters and berry size. While the downside is less wine available, the upside is small berries and smaller clusters creating more concentrated flavors, saturated color and balancing structure.
The wine possesses a purple-black hue in the glass that is almost completely opaque at its core. The aromatic profile is densely layered with notes of smoked meat, lavender oil, cedar bark, worn leather, spearmint, and blueberries. The mouth feel displays a steady contrast of weight and levity, with powerful notes of clove oil, macerated black fruit, allspice, cocoa nib, lilac and crushed rock. Due to the higher skin-to-juice ratio this vintage, the flavors are still tightly packed together and the tannic structure takes some time to unfold. With an hour in a decanter, this wine starts to show its true colors and those that are patient, will be richly rewarded.
What others say about our 2015 Estate Cab:
Vinous — 97 pts
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is dark, dense and enveloping, with real sense of richness and gravitas. Inky dark fruit, scorched earth, cedar, tobacco, licorice, menthol and incense all build in a potent, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon that balances fruit intensity with structure. Unctuous, dense and bursting with explosive energy, the 2017 is another brilliant wine in this range from Sodhani Vineyards.
JebDunnuck.com — 98 pts
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a tiny production cab that was brought up all in new French oak. It has incredible crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, and graphite aromatics, full body, a beautiful sense of elegance and purity, and ultra-fine tannins. This is a thrilling Cabernet, from a great vintage, that readers should snatch up. It will benefit from short term cellaring, and keep for two decades or more.