Shannon Ridge Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Clay Shannon began his career as a vineyard manager, farming wine regions of California. Now as the owner of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, his passion is simple.... to grow the best fruit possible, while preserving the land for future generations. For Clay, sustainability is not just a philosophy, it’s a way of life. This 2016 Cabernet is made from 59% Napa County and 41% Lake County fruit grown with sustainable and organic farming practices. Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking & Production describes the wine : 'Bright fruit, spice and texture come from the high elevations of Lake County and dark fruits, old-world characters and dried herbs come from the low elevations of Napa County. The merriment of the two create tobacco, cherry, and cassis aromas. On the palate, we get dried fruits, old world spice, integrated oak, notes of cedar and a lingering finish.' 14.8% alcohol, only 3100 cases made.
|Region||United States, North Coast|
Wine EnthusiastThis big but balanced wine carries aromas of black cherry and mint. The palate offers a firm texture, with fresh flavors of ripe black cherry, cranberry and black plum.