Sourced from the legendary Pickberry Vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA, planted in 1982 on the north side of Sonoma Mountain at about 700 feet of elevation with a Northeastern exposure.
The Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a focus on texture, structure and ability to age. Amazing start for an inaugural Cabernet! This wine is supremely generous and approachable in its youth, however, its elegance and power make a strong argument for cellaring over the next 10 years.
Smith Story 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pickberrry Vineyard Sonoma
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Anthony Galloni 95 Points: “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Pickberry Vineyard is a total knock-out. Gracious and light on its feet, with tremendous character, the Pickberry will thrill readers who enjoy old-school California Cabernets. Bright acids and mountain structure from this hillside site on Sonoma Mountain give the wine a palpable sense of energy and savoriness to play off the dark-toned fruit. Scents of lavender, sage, tobacco and menthol linger on the super-expressive finish. What a marvelous wine this is.”
Winemaker Notes: Black currant and cassis on the nose, with spicy cherry, as well as notes of bramble, Chinese five-spice, and hint of leather. There is an elegant mineral quality on the nose as well and lingering finish. The 2015 drought played a role. The high temperatures in August and early September accelerated maturity and picking times resulting in lively acidity, moderate to low alcohol and intense aromatics for our Cabernet Sauvignon.
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