Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Red Mountain|
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Syrah) sports a deep purple color to go with lots of smoked black fruits, chocolate, and classic Red Mountain minerality. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and balanced, with ripe tannins, it's another impressive wine from this team that will evolve for 10-12 years, if not longer.
Dark red. Aromas of strawberry, plum and spices, complicated by graphite minerality and crushed herbs. Supple, fine-grained wine with a subtle sweetness and good vinosity to its plum, spice and cocoa powder flavors. Offers very good breadth and palate coverage without any undue weight. Finishes with an earthy complexity, firm fine-grained tannins and sneaky persistence. Not yet especially nuanced but very well done, showing good inner-mouth energy and lift. No easy sweetness here but plenty ripe.
Trim and lean in structure, with a pronounced core of firm tannins that contrasts medium-bodied currant and stony mineral flavors. Best from 2022 through 2028. 16,022 cases made.