2015 Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Our Clone 4 Vineyard serves as a wonderful example of the diversity of our estate.
Crafting a true single-vineyard wine is somewhat similar to a high-wire act. There are no shorcuts or safety nets; it is truly all or nothing. Never fear, we thrive on this type of challenge.
Our Clone 4 Vineyard, on the northern edge of the Chimeny Rock estate, is a fine example of this type of viticultural adventure. These mature wines consistently produce low yields and remarkably small berries, and our vineyard crew makes multiple passes through each row to optimize the sun exposure and ripening potential. The resulting wine is both intense and lushly textured, and provides a truly transparent view of the 2015 vintage at this specific location. We proudly hold no secrets here, and welcome you to jump on the high-wire and enjoy the results.
AROMA: Black currant, toffee and cocoa, with hints of floral and vanilla.
FLAVOR: On the palate this wine is full bodied, fleshy, silky smooth, richly textured and with a finish that is long and graceful.