Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA
Jon Philips built Inspiration Vineyards from the ground up and his passion comes through in his wines. In the case of this Cabernet Sauvignon, he strives for a premium, artisanal, French-style Bordeaux. Focusing on the Medoc region, this vintage shows deeper tannin and structure than previous vintages.
The lower alcohol, relative to most California Cabernet Sauvignon, along with softer, more integrated tannins makes this an easy drinking wine and a wine that pairs well with food. The color is deep purple and the nose is strong and alluring with aromas of crème de cassis. The palate is robust but balanced with flavors of black fruits (blackberry, plum and currants), along with leather notes, pumpkin spice and anise. It finishes with medium tannins and an acidity meant for food.
Grapes80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot
RegionDry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA
AgeabilityDrink now through 2020+
- Open-top fermented
- Aged for 40 months in European and French oak, 25% new European.