Harvested by-hand on september 11 from grapes grown in our dry-farmed vineyard, the 2017 vintage of barbour cabernet sauvignon is fully ripe, displaying purple and blue tones and deeper notes of mocha, black tea and graphite. Its full mouthfeel offers tannins that are present yet approachable, and the wine finishes with dark fruits dominating the mid and upper palate.
Cluster selection was exacting. The fruit was destemmed and optically sorted, then fermented on its skins for approximately three weeks prior to gently pressing. Aged for 22 months in 65% new french oak, the wine has the density, structure and breadth of palate for aging. Dry farmed. 288 cases produced.
Celia Welch, winemaker – Jim Barbour, viticulturist