2017 Pickett Road Block
September 30th, 2017
19 Months. 75% new French Oak, 25% Neutral French Oak
Planted in 2000 to Clone 4, the vines run North to South and are trained in the VSP (Vertical Shoot Position) method. The inspiration to this wine’s namesake, this location also happens to be where some of the very best blocks in this Vineyard are located due to the deep rocky soils.
The 2017 Pickett Road Cabernet is an elegant reflection of this vintage. Deeper and darker in color than the others in the Signature Series. A confectionary yet savory lushness of vanilla and oak notes with ripe plumb emerge from the glass. Dark fruits, dark chocolate and hints of licorice coat the palate. A medium to full bodied, rounded balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with a long weighted finish.
92 Points – Jeb Dunnuck