Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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.
|Region||California, Central Coast|
|Brand||Smith and Hook|
Bottle ShopThe nose offers rich aromas of blackberry, vanilla and mocha. The expansive palate boasts espresso cream, boysenberry and oaky flavors which persist through a long and satisfying finish. A consistent wine over the last several years which offers great value.