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Single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the eastern foothills of Calistoga
"...the 2018 packs a serious punch in every direction. Crushed rocks, lavender, crème de cassis and sweet spice build into the finely cut, chiseled finish. This is such a promising wine." Antonio Galloni
Totally compelling with gorgeous aromas of thyme, dried herb, spice, black berry, cocoa, anise, cut golden straw, spice cake and fig paste. Backward, dark and brooding in the mouth with a thrilling combination of power, texture and energy. The flavors echo the aromas with an incredibly complex array of dark fruit, herb and chocolate notes. Texturally this is seamless and beautifully integrated with an awesome balance of power and freshness. Extraordinary.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Melanson vineyard on Pritchard Hill.
Lush, rich and showing off beautiful red currant, strawberry compote and baking spice flavors and aromas. Sumptuous core of savory herb, cherry and anise over a sultry, sexy texture. Framed by elegant tannins that lend graceful power to the wine. Long rich finish. Distinctively Melanson.
A valley floor expression of two Cabernet vineyards in St Helena and Rutherford.
A remarkable TEN – leads with dark berry, dried fig, stone and spice notes. Big and powerful in the mouth with a huge dense core of dried cherry, liquid stone, fig compote, cocoa, mineral and spice all framed by beautiful tannins. Powerful and intense but also intricate and layered. Really impressive. This vintage of the TEN will improve with some years in the cellar – or 3-4 hours in the decanter prior to serving.
Our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon from a select few hillside vineyards.
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is an outrageously beautiful wine, especially at this level...striking aromatic intensity. Lavender, spice, plum and menthol add layers of nuance to this compelling, super-refined Cabernet Sauvignon from Dakota Shy." -Antonio Galloni
Very classic and compelling Cabernet. The aromas show purposeful and elegant restraint – cedar, tobacco leaf, lavender, currant and dark cherry and earth. In the mouth, this shows a classic, powerful Napa Valley Cabernet with broad fine-grained tannins providing a seamless and finely-filigreed structure and precise balancing acidity. Finishes beautifully with flavors of dried herb, black currant, cedar and cocoa powder that linger. This is a wine that charms with its combination of class, elegance and sumptuousness.
Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bright fresh aromas of citrus, light watermelon and strawberry with background notes of mineral and herb. Complex flavors carry through on the palate where the texture turns velvety and finishes with intriguing notes of dried herbs and citrus rind. Long, crisp and refreshing – the complexity, brightness and range of flavors will make this a favorite both at the table and poolside!
Seductive sweet cream, white peach, citrus blossom and golden straw aromas and flavors lead to a rich, creamy mid-palate with bright refreshing acidity on the finish. Flavors range from lemon to citrus rind and finish with a beautiful citrus blossom note. Long, fresh, complex and deeply flavorful.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Moulds Family vineyard in Oak Knoll. Our longest running single vineyard Cabernet.
"...polished and finessed with striking aromatics of floral, savory and mineral notes that give the wine its distinctive profile..." Antonio Galloni
Beautiful aromas of violets, black currant, cedar, tobacco, cocoa, baking spice and a compelling wet stone note. Rich, concentrated and powerful in the mouth with a penetrating core of dark fruit, spice cake, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nib. Classic framework with a fine-grained tannin, bright acidity and finishing with wonderful fig paste, licorice and black currant. This is an exceptional vintage for the Moulds vineyard – a delicious and distinctive wine.
An investment towards the future, a lifelong memory in the making.
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Social Currency, bottled in magnum only, is one of the highlights in this range from Dakota Shy. Today, it is also the most complete and expressive of the wines. Ample and creamy, with striking inner sweetness, the 2018 is just dazzling. Blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice, spice, menthol and lavender infuse the 2018 with captivating perfume and richness. All the elements meld together in a striking, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon that hits all the right notes. In a word: stunning." Antonio Galloni
Displays a totally sensuous range of aromas – dense black cherry, chocolate, stone and licorice. On the palate this is powerful and incredibly flavorful with an exquisitely framed, lusciously-textured core. Delicious, powerful, rich, detailed and multi-layered this stays true to Social Currency’s sophisticated hedonism. Incredible depth, persistence and balance with silken tannin structure. This is a wine for cellaring will even more exceptional with cellaring – but that will be a challenge given how delicious it is young.
Cabernet Franc from the Oakville Ranch vineyard in the east hills of Oakville
"...bright, punchy and full of flavor - all of which is accomplished by staying light on its feet. A wine of nuance and tension, the Franc once again truly dazzles here. The purity of the flavors is just striking." Antonio Galloni
Gorgeous and exotic aromas of red and black berries, pomegranate, chocolate and sage. This immediately saturates the palate with an energetic, powerful and focused core of dark fruit flavors surrounded by complex layers of dried and fresh herbs, mineral and baking cocoa. The tannins are youthful, firm and superbly balanced. Finishes with a long, powerful burst of red currant, herb and dark chocolate and bright refreshing acidity. Shows off the mountain pedigree and volcanic soils with its energy, power and complex range of flavors. Exceptional and totally unique.