Ashes & Diamonds Red Hen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll|
|Brand||Ashes & Diamonds|
Red Hen Vineyard is another of Bart and Daphne Araujo's biodynamically farmed sites. With well-draining gravel and cobblestones suspended in alluvial silt and clay, the soil here acts like a sponge, naturally pulling rainwater down from the mountains and requiring little to no irrigation. It also encourages fine tannins and finesse in the resulting wines. Red Hen's Cabernets have a quiet power, poise and impressive length with silky, weightless tannins that are the hallmark of this benchland site.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hen Vineyard No. 2 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Red cherry, plum, mocha an wild flowers are pushed forward in this racy, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 offers terrific depth while retaining the mid-weight feel that is such a signature of these wines.
Complex notes of red and black fruits, saddle leather, dried flowers, and earth all emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hen Vineyard. These carry to a medium-bodied, nicely textured, elegant red with Old World charm. Enjoy bottles over the coming decade.