Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Juggernaut is made from steep hillside vineyards on mountainous terrain in Alexander Valley, the Sierra Foothills and Livermore Valley in California. Hillside vineyards have less access to water, with the rockier soil also holding fewer nutrients. These conditions stress the vines, resulting in the production of a fraction of the fruit of most vineyards. The harsh environment causes the vines to struggle, yielding fewer clusters and smaller berry size. Since most of the flavor resides in the grape skins, the result is berries that are loaded with rich, ripe, intensely concentrated flavors and complexity. Aged 20 Months in New French Oak Barrels, this wine has aromas and flavors of black currants, vanilla , licorice and blackberry with a creamy texture on the finish.