Powers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017, Sheridan Vineyard, Yakima Valley, Washington

2017 vintage -100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% Sheridan Vineyard. Sheridan Vineyard is located in the heart of the Yakima Valley AVA. This is the 9th release of this wine. “We are continually impressed with the quality of fruit from this site, especially the Old Block from which this Reserve Cabernet is selected. We harvested the fruit in mid-October with PDM yeast used in our pump-under fermenter with the wine completing 100% malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. This wine was then aged for 28 months in 40% new French Oak barrels with the rest in neutral French oak. Tasting notes: Enjoyment starts with complex aromatics of dried Bing cherry, bramble berries, and anise with a hint of baking spices and butterscotch. The palate has layered flavors of black currant, baked raspberry tartlet and spice with a nice touch of baking spices that completes that concentrated but delicate mouthfeel. It is this nice balance of fine and complex tannins alongside a bright fruit intensity with a nice touch of minerality, oak, and a sturdy backbone of acidity that are the characteristics we love about the Sheridan Vineyard.