The District 7 Cabernet is a classic that hits the sweet spot where power and structure meet elegance and finesse. The 2020 Cab is wonderfully dark with aromas and flavors that include blackberry, elderberry and black cherry, with hints of fresh tarragon, vanilla and toasty oak. It is ripe, round and juicy with soft, integrated tannins and a lingering bright black fruit finish.
The District 7 Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit from two estate vineyards in southern Monterey County. The Hames Valley Vineyard is located near the border of San Luis Obispo County. Sheltered from the afternoon winds, it possesses the largest diurnal temperature swings in the county. The combination of warm days, crisp nights and an incredibly long growing season makes this an ideal locale for big, tannic reds. Their San Lucas Vineyard is in the San Lucas AVA. (What are the odds of that?) This is Monterey County’s climatic tipping point for Bordeaux red varieties with days that are warm and sunny and nights that are cold and calm.