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Clif Family Winery 2017 'Kit's Killer Cab' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Clif Family Winery

2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA

Holiday 2020 Wine Club Release


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This wine is part of the Holiday 2020 Wine Club Release. The Angel Bonus Offer is included with a Library Club Membership.
Tasting Notes:
  • Color: medium purple-red
  • Aromas: blueberry, black cherry, plum, rose petals, hints of green pepper
  • Palate: red cherry, leather, cedar cigar box, dried thyme, firm tannins and a long finish
Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
  • Grapes
    100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (81% Cold Springs and 19% Croquet)
  • Region
    Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    500 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Will age gracefully for another 8-12 years
Clif Family Winery Napa Valley Wine Club
Laura Barrett
About the Winemaker:
Laura Barrett brings her passion for wine, a life-long love of science and attention to detail to winemaking at Clif Family. Inspired by her first harvest in New Zealand, Laura received a Masters in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis and trained under some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated winemakers. With a vineyard-driven approach and a focus on organic farming, Laura is enthusiastic about working to create balanced and elegant wines.
About the Vineyard:
Clif Family Winery Kit’s Killer Cab Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from two Estate Vineyards - Cold Springs and Croquet. Both sites are located in the Howell Mountain AVA, located in the Vaca Range above 1440 ft elevation, north east of the Napa Valley. Situated above the fog line, the volcanic soil and climate of Howell Mountain make this the perfect location for growing ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Hand harvested in the cool morning hours, the fruit is hand sorted before and after the destemmer. After a 3 day cold soak, the juice is inoculated with cultured yeast. During fermentation, temperature and extraction are carefully managed. The wine is then pressed off the skins and placed in French oak barrels for aging. Prior to bottling, the winemaker carefully blends from the Cold Springs and Croquet Vineyard to produce this Estate Cabernet blend.
Clif Family Winery Napa Valley Wine Club
Food Pairing Suggestions:
For a perfect pairing with this rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, experiment with these bruschette recipes, straight from Clif Family’s Bruschetteria Food Truck seasonal menu: FUNGHI BRUSCHETTE with seasonal mushrooms, melted Fontina cheese, chives and AGNELLO BRUSCHETTE with spiced lamb meatballs, babaghanoush, cucumber, yogurt tahini and Clif Family Pistachio Bukkah. Delish!
About the Winery
Clif Family Winery Most of us are familiar with Clif Bars. It may even be common knowledge that Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started the business out of their garage. What is impressive to learn, however, is the wide-ranging lifestyle brand Clif Family has grown into, including an expanded line of healthy food products, Clif Family Winery, Clif Family Tasting Room, the Bruschetteria Food Truck, and Clif Family Napa Valley artisan food products. Learn more