Aromas of blackberry, currant, cassis, cinnamon, cola, vanilla, and cherry are pure and fresh. The flavors of bing cherry, bramble berry, and red currant are fresh and bright with a long finish of dried cherry and cranberry. A gentle balance of oak flavors add body and baking spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, with toasty notes too. Obviously a complex and engaging wine with merit, and a curiosity because of our mountain-vineyard’s success with such a challenging vintage.
2011 is a year we can really brag about; we brought in clean, ripe, flavorful fruit with brix measurements from 24 to 26 degrees! Haymaker Cabernet Sauvignon harvest started 22 September and was completed on 18 October. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon harvest started on 28 September and went until 13 October. You will enjoy the benefits of mountain grapes with this wine!