2017 A. Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon
4 bottle limit per order
This robust wine has a luscious core of dark stone fruit with a ribbon of vanilla. Extended time in French oak barrels rounds the mouthfeel and gives finesse to the tannins. The sophisticated flavors fan out on the palate as the wine continues to evolve in the glass. This impressive vintage with its resounding finish, will only get better and better with time.
A record rainfall ended our drought and brought huge relief to both farmers and vines! Summer gave us above average temperatures but we saw a cooler and foggy August slow down the vines and extend hang time. Then on August 26th a long heat wave set in with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for 12 days. This accelerated the ripening briefly before temperatures cooled back down to normal and allowed a more even finish to the harvest.
September 9th – 30th
The wine is aged for twenty two months in new Traditional Chateau French oak barrels.
Available only at the winery and in fine restaurants.