The Forager Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
In 2016 we had beautiful sunny skies and clear, cool nights throughout the entire season and the vintage will likely go down in the books as "awesome!" in Mendocino. It was slightly early, and allowed us to tinker along the seams, to refine the minutiae, rather than make broad strokes to save a crop - or glean the best from not-so-great lots and cull out the ones to sell off. FORAGER Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon illustrates that careful viticulture, experienced selection and maturation of grapes grown in diverse locations can deliver delicious flavors and interest. Excellent, mature site, classic Bordelaise winemaking techniques and careful French oak maturation captures the typicity of this rugged site - and the purity of this noble red grape variety. We call our wine FORAGER to illustrate how growing, gathering & judiciously blending small lots of delicious grapes can deliver serious flavor and interest.