Shannon Ridge High Elevation Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Owner of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Clay Shannon has transformed his ranch into one of the agricultural icons of California’s North Coast, and in doing so is changing the face and substance of grape-growing in the USA. Clay grew up on a farm in Healdsburg in Sonoma County. He began his career as a vineyard manager in St. Helena, traveling the wine regions of California managing the company’s vineyards. A short time later he started his own vineyard management company, growing grapes for some of the top wineries and fruit companies in Northern California.
In 1995, Clay discovered a magnificent piece of property in the hills overlooking Clear Lake in Lake County, thirty-five miles north of Napa’s famed vineyards. He quickly set out to develop vineyards, Clay’s vision was simple: “We wanted to grow the best fruit in the world,” says Clay, “and we wanted to do it in a way that made us happy living there.”
This Cabernet here is part of Clay's High Elevation Collection series, from sustainably farmed mountain vineyards, adding layers of flavor and richness to their wines.Aged 9 months in oak, 80% American and 20% French, this has abundant blackberry and dried cranberry characters with notes of pepper and allspice. The lengthy finish shows hints of cedar along with ripe fruit and toasted oak. Serve with steaks, burgers, chili and cheeses, especially cheddars and cotswold.
|Region||California, North Coast, Lake County|