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2015 Yates Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder)
Located on Redwood Road, Yates Family Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard located at the very top of Mt. Veeder. This high elevation vineyard produces wines of great depth, polish and balance. If you enjoy Bordeaux-style wines, this cabernet is the one for you.
The 2015 Yates Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet with purple undertones in the glass. The nose is black and blue fruits, hints of earth, vanilla and eucalyptus. The mouth is a melange of dark berry fruit over a backdrop of toasted oak, cassis and hints of mint with a fine tread of dark chocolate. This 100% cabernet sauvignon wine finishes in balance with length and grace. Aged 22 months in French Oak (75% new).
Yields at our vineyard block (#3) were down significantly in 2015. Fortunately, we were able to purchase some fruit from a vineyard block (#4) within Yates to supplement our harvest. Block #4 borders a grove of eucalyptus trees and hints of mint are evident in our 2015 Yates. The wine reminds us a lot of Heitz Martha's - so if you are a fan of old world style California cabernet, make sure to order this one.
Yates Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder)
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