2018 Harris Cabernet Indulgence
2018 Harris Cabernet Indulgence In the glass this wine displays a regal dark purple hue with a violet halo. Aromatic notes emerge from the glass suggesting kirsch, macerated boysenberry, crushed rock and a faint trace of spearmint oil. The decadent palate is sleek, layered with notes of cassis reduction, dark chocolate shavings, cedar, and lilac. Much like the growing season itself, this wine will remain fondly in your memory for years to come.
Our property’s history sets us apart as one of the most unique in Napa Valley. Situated in the northwest corner of the Valley on an extension of Diamond Mountain, it was once home to the Heritage School for Boys. Today it is a diverse 48-acre property with 6 acres of vineyards and pays homage to its rich history.
Harris Estate produces premium 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Calistoga AVA. The wines from these vineyards perfectly reflect the diverse terroir of the property and are some of the most expressive and collectible Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Napa Valley.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux.
In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly. Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.