2017 Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon Kith and Kin
2017 ROUND POND CABERNET SAUVIGNON KITH & KIN 750ML
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
This wine is approachable in its youth, with balanced tannins and a fruit forward character. The vast majority of fruit comes from the estate, supplemented by a limited amount from Napa Valley growers.
This crowd pleaser intrigues the senses with aromatics of vanilla, ripe black cherry, and cassis, layered with earthier notes of cedar and violet. This wine maintains its focus with nicely integrated tannins that deliver explosive flavors of blackberry jam and dried cranberries, mingled with pleasing undertones of leather and sweet French oak. The harmonious finish lingers with a kiss of oral essence balanced with an exciting menagerie of dried savory spices.
This cabernet sauvignon is just as intense in color as it is in flavors. The complex structure of bold fruit, firm tannins and just-a-hint of eucalyptus round out this exciting and young wine.
From the Winemakers’ Website: This wine is approachable in its youth, with balanced tannins & a fruit-forward character. The vast majority of fruit comes from our estate, supplemented by a limited amount from Napa Valley growers. 2017 Tasting Notes: Vibrant aromatics of ripe cherry, black plum, cedar, & fine leather all leap from the glass. The supple & seductive entry is ripe with blackberry jam & soft mocha tones, leading this balanced wine through the mid-palate with notes of vanilla, violet florals, & a touch of white pepper. The finish is smooth with approachable velvety tannins that softly linger & make this wine the consummate crowd pleaser. Vintage & Viticulture: The season began with a memorable amount of rainfall, which was a refreshing change after five years of drought conditions, but also included more triple-digit heat waves in the summer months. The weather during the mid-harvest season cooled a bit & included some late foggy mornings. These cooler mornings allowed for a longer growing season for later-ripening varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot, giving them longer on the vine. This additional hang time markedly slowed sugar accumulation & ripening, ultimately producing deep, alluring, finesse-driven wines”.