2017 Arete Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
The human instinct for the pursuit of excellence in all matters is well established. We understand the writer who toils at their desk for a lifetime, seeking to pen the perfect novel that captures the intricacies of the human condition. We can empathize with the chef who fine tunes a dish for decades before it is finally a masterpiece. We admire the cellist who daily practices their instrument for many grueling hours attempting mastery of a single Bach Cello Suite. It is no different with winemakers in their pursuit of excellence in a bottle. Each harvest presents a new opportunity to create greatness. Every year is a welcome chance to attempt perfection. The Greek word Arete, (pronounced ah-reh-‘tay), has no true translation to English, but the closest understanding we have of the word, is the idea of excellence in all things. The traditional assemblage of Arete is a blend from multiple blocks on the Estate dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine of power, grace and character that unapologetically says “I am Cabernet.” Join us in celebrating this humble pursuit of excellence!
AROMA: Layered with aromas of blackberry and black tea with hints of violets and clove.
FLAVOR: This Cabernet-based blend is full bodied and rich with a firm structure
and silky tannins in the finish.