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Rugged Elements Bavarian Lion Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Knight's Valley, Sonoma's most remote AVA, is sheltered from the Pacific Ocean influences with warm temperatures and high elevations. Located at the border with northern Napa Valley, the rich volcanic soil of Bavarian Lion Vineyard is nurtured by water that streams down Mt. St. Helena and gives this wine nuanced complexity and impressive structure.

Winemakers Notes

This elegant Cabernet Sauvignon presents complex aromas of fig, black cherry, roasted shishito peppers with a hint of chocolate mole (or Mexican hot chocolate). The palate has ripe blueberry, currant, cinnamon, some peppery spice, and cocoa powder textured tannins with a savory bay leaf finish.

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  • Composition: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petite Verdot
  • Appellation: Bavarian Lion Vineyard
  • Aging: 28 months in French and Hungarian Oak
  • Acidity: 5.7g/L
  • pH: 3.56
  • Alcohol: 14.1%

Acclaim

  • 92 Points,2020 Harvest Terroir Challenge,November 2020
  • 90 Points,BTI Beverage Testing Institute,November 2020

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