2017 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Collinwood

2017 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Collinwood

Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle - 97 Points
Ken's Wine Guide - 93 Points
Wine Enthusiast - 92 Points + Cellar Selection

The allure of this Cabernet wraps warm red and purple fruits in spice, cedar, and shaved chocolate while keeping flavors in perfect proportion. A subtle finesse and fine texture seems to evolve with every glass.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Knights Valley
Vineyard Designation
Knights Bridge Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 3, 2017
Aging
20 months in 80% new French Oak
Bottling Date
June 25, 2019
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Comprised of the intense Heritage Clone 6 fruit, the 2017 Collinwood Cabernet Sauvignon wraps high-toned red and warm purple fruits in spice, cedar, and shaved chocolate while maintaining perfect focus and balance. There is a subtle finesse, elegant presence, and fine texture that evolves in the glass. While delicious early on, do not underestimate its cellaring potential for 20 years or more.
Winemaker Notes
Exposed to a very even climate and low diurnal shifts, Knights Valley captures the full breadth of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, making it a textbook example of the variety. We night harvest by hand, then sort and destem the grapes before a 72-hour cold soak and traditional fermentation with two pumpovers per day for 16 days. The wine is aged in 80% new French oak from Allier and Nevers forests.
Other Notes
Our Vineyard Collection wines highlight unique characteristics from specific blocks. These place- and terroir-driven wines reflect a pure expression of our estate vineyard in Knights Valley and winemaker Douglas Danielak’s guiding hand to bring out their highest qualities. Each block name is grounded in family history and our rural roots to reflect and honor our values. Ethel Linville Bailey and Essel William Bailey met in Collinwood, TN as teenagers. Ethel excelled in academics and athletics, leading her basketball team to the state finals in 1937. After the high school sweethearts married, Essel left to serve his country in World II, landing on Normandy Beach in 1944. The couple celebrated 65 years farming and raising their family together.