Hill Family Estate "Like a Hawk" Red Wine 2017, Napa Valley, California

The Hill Family Estate wines are crafted from grapes grown by Doug Hill at 12 unique vineyard sites located in the Napa Valley. For a few years now, Hill Family has been creating a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah known for its punch and vigor. The Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon lots are always a treat to blend, and eventually we find the place where this ‘Team of Rivals’ fits together better than each could show separately. In 2017, the ‘Like a Hawk’ is again mostly made from the Baker vineyard in Atlas Peak and Windy Flats vineyard in Wooden Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are joined by another big hitter, Malbec. With its plushy structure and big color, Malbec embraces the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in a huge way, unifying it and making it even more hedonistic. Like a Hawk is a big, elegant intense wine, with huge color and density. The 2017 Like a Hawk has aromas of plum, vanilla, boysenberry and just a hint of elderberry blossom. The palate is rich and velvety with flavors of berry fruit, vanilla and mocha flavors. 2017 vintage: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah, 22% Malbec, 2% Viognier