2017 Sky Devil
Cabernet Sauvignon

Grapes

–Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

–Source location: Reisacher Vineyards, Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

–Elevation: 1,600’-2,000’

–Exposure: Southern

–Harvest date: October 16th, 2017

–Sugar at Harvest: 27.9 degrees Brix

 

Wine

–Aged for 17 months in 100% new French oak

–Unfined and unfiltered

 

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, ultra-premium artisan wine that drinks nicely right away or cellars well for decades. The nose is soft with hints of black currant and bell pepper; mid-body is full and balanced with firm edges; finish is long (30+ seconds) with complex tannins. Barrel program for the 2017 vintage was 17 months in 100% new French oak.  We bottled 243 cases unfined and unfiltered.

 

Pair with full-flavored dishes. Good to drink now; ages beautifully for 25 or more years.

2017 Sky Devil
Formation
Proprietary Red

Grapes

–Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

–Source location: Knights Valley (Reisacher) / Napa Valley (Oakville)

–Elevation: 1,800' / Valley Floor

–Harvest date: October 16th, 2017 / October 6th, 2017

–Sugar at Harvest: 27.9 degrees Brix / 25.6 degrees Brix

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 Wine

–Aged for 28 months in 100% new French oak

–Unfined and unfiltered

 

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Formation Proprietary Red is made from a powerful blend of high-end mountain and valley fruit. Formation's nose is driven by deep black cherry, dried currant, and blackberry pie. The midbody offers flavors of dried herb, tobacco, blackberry, and black stone fruit. Formation is a balanced wine throughout that ends with a nervy and complex finish. Aged for 28 months in 100% new French oak. 175 cases were bottled unfined and unfiltered.

 

Best with hearty dishes. Approachable enough to drink now; properly cellared, expect to enjoy this wine into its late teens or twenties (+2038).

Sky Devil Wines

Napa, CA

Tel: 707-204-9657

wine@skydevilwines.com

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