Scarlet Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||Chile, Maipo Valley|
Scarlet Vine fruit commands first-class treatment in the winery, and so we lavish it with all it deserves: hand-picked, five-plus days on the skins before fermentation and ten days after for rich texture and extraction, followed by ten months perfecting in French oak barrels. The wine is powerful and voluptuous with classic flavors of black cherry and raspberry, subtle hints of mint, herbs and vanilla oak. The finish is long and alluring. This is estate grown Scarlet Vine.
Smoky oak gives this Cabernet a scent of barbecued meat along with latex. A full but creamy mouthfeel seems worked and not fully natural in texture. Heavy oak covers minty berry and cherry flavors prior to a flush, oaky finish.