Region: Sonoma Valley, CA
With just 456 vines from a prime, single vineyard location just 5 blocks from Sonoma Square, one can truly call this an "underground" wine. Subterra Wines is the winery you hear about from a friend. Their goal is to be word-of-mouth only. Don't let the bones on the label fool you though, this wine is very much alive.
If you're fortunate enough to taste this ultra-small production Cabernet Sauvignon, you'll first notice the color, a rich dark red, almost purple. The nose has generous aromas of bright, fresh fruit, anise and cigar box. Following through to the palate is flavors of blackberry, plum, cassis, black olive and cedar with a hint of minerality. The tannins are balanced on the finish.
Grapes100% Cabernet Sauvignon
RegionLos Liones Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, CA
AgeabilityDrink now or hold an additional 8 years
- Barrel aged in 20% New French Oak, 80% Neutral French Oak
- Grapes are sourced from an estate vineyard with slightly sloped, west facing, gravely clay loam soil