2017 Cannonball Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Cannonball Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon, From Sonoma County, California.
Dark crimson in color and ripe plum, boysenberry, and red spice aromas. The taste is of red currant fruit with sweet oak, fresh cherry and berry flavors. The mouthfeel starts with a substantial body and has just enough texture and acidity to leave a long and flavorful finish. Pairs beautifully with burgers, NY steak, short ribs, lamb chops, pizza, pasta with bolognese sauce, Stilton cheese and chocolate desserts.
While Sonoma County is acclaimed—and rightfully so—for its Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Zinfandels, it also produces exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Of the region’s 18 American Viticultural Areas, only a handful produce top-notch Cabernet Sauvignon. These appellations include Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley. Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignons made in these appellations can offer a complex array of aromas and flavors. Fruit notes such as blackberry, blackcurrant, cassis, black cherry and raspberry often are accompanied by hints of graphite, dusty earth, cigar box, toast and vanilla. The varietal has a rich history in Sonoma, and some of these Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet-based blends rival the best from Napa Valley.
Cannonball Eleven is Sonoma County. Sonoma County is a winemaker’s muse, and their intrepid growers cultivate vineyards in both her traditional and unlikely corners. Eleven takes us on a journey down winding country lanes, up steep mountain roads, along riverbanks, through lush valleys, and under the fog line in pursuit of these exceptional sites, all of which inspire us to craft wines that impart the enchanting allure of Sonoma County.
True to their origins, Cannonball Eleven wines are approachable, with an elevation in complexity and sophistication. Cannonball Eleven range of limited production wines is a quest for distinction, their winemaker is both a traditionalist and a progressive; thriving on the tension between the classic and the modern. We seek small, meticulously tended vineyards that bear fruit of exceptional character to tell their winemaking story.