Knights Bridge Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Knights Valley, Sonoma, CA
This exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon is full of complexity & finesse with layered berry, herbal, and coffee notes. Enjoy now or through 2038.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Knights Valley
SUBREGION: Northern Sonoma County
VINEYARDS: Knights Bridge Estate Vineyard
GRAPES: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
SOIL: Blend of multiple blocks from vineyard site
VINIFICATION: Sorted & de-stemmed, cold soaked for 24 hours, 20 days skin contact fermentation. Aged 20 months in 80% new French oak barrels, matured in bottle 14 months
COLOR: Deep Ruby
BODY: Full (9-10)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Blueberry, raspberry, sage, lavender
FLAVOR: Mulberry coffee, cacao powder
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Enjoy paired with hearty meat dishes like grilled steak with porcini mushrooms, beef tenderloin with garlic brown butter, or mushroom ravioli.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
“Situated at the foot of Mount St. Helena, just north of Calistoga, beautiful Knights Valley holds a special fascination. Located in a narrow valley bordering the Mayacamas mountain range that divides Sonoma and Napa Counties, this easternmost Sonoma County appellation, known for its warm days and cool nights, is the warmest viticultural region in the county. The valley's beauty and mineral-rich volcanic rhyolitic (volcanic) soils help produce world class Chard. and Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauv. Blanc; wines that consistently earn acclaim from critics and wine lovers alike. This special place continues to enshrine the rough beauty and ambition of the West but contains within it a classic finesse and style that makes this one of the most unique wine-growing regions in the world.”
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“In 2006, several close-knit family members discovered 50 acres of hillside vineyards in Knights Valley, the perfect spot to produce exceptional Sauv. Blanc, Chard. and Cabernet Sauvignon. Knights Bridge vineyard is nestled on the pristine west side of Knights Valley, the warmest appellation in Sonoma County. It was here that the family decided to create Knights Bridge Winery with the singular goal of producing world-class wines. Joining on their quest is a group of talented professionals, all striving together in the pursuit of excellence from sustainable farming methods and small lot wine production to unique tasting experiences. Knights Bridge Winery is guided by a deep respect for nature, a passion for fine wines, and a dedication to family and friends.”
ABOUT THE WINEMAKER:
“In 1988, Douglas Danielak began crafting wines for some of the most admired wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, and in 2006 was named an original member of our winemaking team. Having made exceptional wines from our estate vineyards for over 10 years, he is now our Director of Winemaking.
Douglas graduated from Michigan State University, and later U.C. Davis earning a BS in Viticulture and Enology. He also attended the Lycée Agricole et Viticole de Beaune in Burgundy. During his time in France, Douglas worked with Rebecca Wasserman at Le Serbet gaining in-depth knowledge of barrels from cooperages Francois Frères and Taransaud. During his award-winning career, Douglas has received both critical praise and high scores. In 2014, Wine Spectator named Douglas a Winemaker to Watch.”