2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Winemaker's Reserve

Winemaker's Reserve, Ruth's Vineyard, Alexander Valley



This 100 acre vineyard, owned by Timber Crest Farms and named for Ruth Waltenspiel, is located in Alexander Valley and shares the western bank of the Russian River. Our Reserve Cabernet is grown on a two-barrel reserve lot in Ruth’s Vineyard, where grower, Randy Peters, planted clones 2, 7 & 337.  The 30 year old vines grow in Cortina soil, a gravely sandy loam, which forces the vines to work hard for water creating small berries and intense flavors.


Tasting Notes

The 2017 Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful mix of brightness and depth right from the beginning with tantalizing aromas of Boysenberry pie and layers of earthy Eucalyptus.  Flavors of blackberry and pomegranate are interwoven with subtle notes of black currant.  Velvety tannins and juicy acidity make for a luscious mouthfeel that gives way to a pleasantly lingering finish of cassis and mocha.


Technical Data

  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Fermentation: Tank fermented
  • Harvest date: October 2017
  • Aging: 22 months on 100 % New French Oak
  • Case production: 140
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Winemaker's Reserve