Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

SKU 12517


In the mid-1970’s, the Smith horse ranch and Hook cattle ranch located in the highlands of Montery County became a winery when Nicky and Gaby Hahn founded Hahn Estate and Smith & Hook wineries. Smith Vineyard, home to their namesake winery, and Hook Vineyard, just to the southeast, are located above the Salinas Valley in California’s rugged Central Coast appellation. Among the family’s inaugural releases in 1980 was a Cabernet Sauvignon produced from those two vineyards and Smith & Hook Cabernets are still going strong today. This wine here has become of our best-selling Cab's in the shop.

The fruit for this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from four prestigious appellations of the Central Coast: Arroyo Seco for structure and backbone; San Antonio Valley for rich plum and currant flavors; Hames Valley for dark skin color and intense blackberry and spice aromas; and Paso Robles for black cherry notes and seductively round and supple tannins. The result is a spirited, layered and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon.

After harvest, the Hahn's barrel-ferment Smith & Hook in French oak, beautifully melding each vineyard’s distinctive flavors into a robust and richly layered blend. It is then aged in French oak up to 10 months. Fragrant aromas of plum and black cherry find balance with hints of vanilla, cola, cloves and cocoa dust. Right on the heels of all that aromatic intensity are interwoven layers of blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, dark plums and mocha. This wine is full bodied with supple tannins and a long, generous finish.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast
Brand Smith and Hook
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine EnthusiastThis starts with creamy aromas of black cherry, vanilla and mocha. The ripe palate offers espresso cream, black cherry sorbet and oaky caramel flavors.

Matt Kettmann, May 1, 2020