Tasted out of barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon #1 certainly isn’t far off the 2016 and has a similar level of elegance and purity. Giving up lots of darker fruits, graphite, and charcoal, it has a stacked mid-palate and a great finish, and like the 2016, I suspect it will drink nicely right out of the gate.
JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon #10 is also full-bodied and is similar to the 2016, although just slightly less concentrated and powerful. Nevertheless, it has thrilling purity and is impeccably balanced.
Another wine that’s not yet bottled, the 2016 Knockout Red checks in as 60% Petite Sirah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that’s brought up in 70% new barrels. This sexy beast of a wine gives up tons of black fruits, peppery herbs, new saddle leather, and earthy goodness in its full-bodied, ripe, yet balanced profile. It’s another terrific wine from winemaker Stephanie Putnam that delivers the goods.