Handwritten 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll 750 ml
The difference between Handwritten’s Oak Knoll Cabernet
Sauvignon and others is that we source from one of the few hillside vineyard
blocks in the District, just as the region rises up to meet the base of the Mount
Veeder District. This site’s eastern aspect allows our Cabernet vines to greet
the morning sun, and then relax in the shade of the mountain during the more
intense heat of the afternoon sun.
aspect allows for a long hang time deep into autumn, creating a wine that is deep
purple to ruby in color. On the palate chocolate mint, tobacco leaf, plum,
cassis, blackberry jam, cedar wood, spices such cardamom and cumin are balanced
against the nutty, woody flavors of sesame. If this weren’t enough, this full
bodied and fruit forward wine finishes with blueberry pie and silky, supple
tannins that can make eyes roll back with great satisfaction.