We are pleased to announce the release of our 2006 Sherwin Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, our 10th vintage of Estate Cabernet. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed. It seems like just yesterday that we were clearing the land, planting the vineyard, and dreaming of what has now become Sherwin Family Vineyards.
As always, the 2006 vintage is made entirely from fruit from our 16-acre vineyard at the top of Spring Mountain. Comprised of 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 percent Merlot, and 8 percent Cabernet Franc, the wine was aged for 20 months in new French oak and then aged another six months in bottle prior to release. This wine shows the lush fruit and intensity of our mountaintop growing conditions, with hints of mocha and well-integrated tannins. 1,270 cases were produced.
Creamy oak and hints of cassis give this a supple mouthfeel, yet the ripe currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit is elegant and stylish, gaining depth and momentum and ending with a long, intricate finish. Best from 2010 through 2016.
- Alcohol: 15.1%
- Winemaker: Steve Sherwin
- Consulting Winemaker: Mike Hirby
- Production: 1,270 cases made
- Release Date: 2010
- Cab 80%
- Merlot 12%
- Cab. Franc 8%