2017 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Haggerty
Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle - 97 Points
Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points
Indelible characteristics of pure cassis, damson plum, and crystalized violet. During aging, this classic Cabernet takes on French oak allowing secondary notes of blonde Virginia tobacco, vanilla bean, Giandjua chocolate, and Indonesian coffee to emerge.
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Knights Bridge Estate Vineyard
October 4, 2017
20 months in 100% new French oak
June 25, 2019
The 2017 Haggerty Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the indelible character of the "See" Clone—pure cassis, Damson plum, and crystalized violet. As this classic Cabernet takes on French oak during aging, we see emerging notes of blonde Virgina tobacco, vanilla bean, Gianduja chcolate and Indonesian coffee. Imminently drinkable and intense from the outset, this will cellar well for 20 years or more.
Block 10B features the Goulding Soil Series, a mix of volcanic and sedimentary soil found on slopes with patches of rocky red clay. The soil, exposure and hillside elevation are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are night harvested by hand, sorted and destemmed, then undergo a 72-hour cold soak before beginning traditional fermentation with two pumpovers per day for 14 days. The wine is then aged in 100% new French oak from Allier, Nevers, Vosges and Fontainebleau forests.
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. In 1945 Essel William Bailey returned from the war to meet his toddler son and reunite with his young wife Ethel. He worked in a factory building tires until he earned enough money to buy a farm. The couple purchased property in Michigan along Haggerty Road and set to the task of farming corn, soybeans, and sod. Along the way, each of their four children learned the value of hard work, regard for the natural world, and a desire for higher education.