2018 Nunnery Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Nunnery Cabernet Sauvignon

Explosively dense and savory with wild blackberry, carbon, cherry blossom, raspberry compote with notes of clove, leather, forest floor and dark cocoa. Rooted in predominately volcanic almost purple Tuscan Red Hill series soils, perched high on the western slope of Mount Veeder of the Mayacamas range, the Nunnery is heavily influenced by the Petaluma Wind Gap to the west and San Pablo Bay to the south providing a constant movement of warm currents that roll up the steep mountainside.

MOONSCAPE Signs of the massive volcanoes that formed the Mayacamas Mountains are everywhere, with huge outcroppings that seem to erupt from the ground around every corner. Even the soils, predominately fractured basalt and ash, can give the place a particularly moonlike feel.

The elevation keeps these vineyards out of all but the thickest summer fog, so days are long and warm while the nights are cool and dry. The coastal influence and constant cooling winds allow grapes to ripen slowly, creating deep extracted flavors. Admit it, if you had a view like this, you’d probably hang on the vine as long as you could, too.

We are fortunate to befriend the legendary organic and biodynamic farmer, Phil Coturri, who led us to this truly transcendent spot. Today, the district is home to forty vineyards clustered around the steep ravines and crevices in this special and storied canyon.

2018 Nunnery Cabernet Sauvignon

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