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2018 Sky Devil Formation
Cabernet Sauvignon

Grapes
–Varietals: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec,
2% Petit Verdot  

–Source locations: Knights Valley, Sonoma, California (Reisacher) / Napa Valley (Oak Knoll)

–Elevation: 1,800' / Valley Floor

Wine
–Aged for 21 months in 75% new French oak

–Unfined and unfiltered

Tasting Notes
 

The 2018 Formation Cabernet Sauvignon is another standout blend made of fruit sourced from both mountain and valley floor locations. Its inviting nose is dominated by black fruit. A very well balanced midbody - with full mouthfeel - is experienced through flavors of vanilla, clove, and hints of leather. Formation's finish lasts 15 seconds, or more, and the wine's complexity really shows as it is enjoyed over a period of 90+ minutes. Aged for 21 months in 75% new French oak. 235 cases were bottled unfined and unfiltered.

 

Excellent to enjoy by itself; even better with a savory dish. This exuberant wine is made to last and, well cellared, will age for a decade or more (+2028).

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

 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).

2016 Sky Devil
Inaugural Release
Cabernet Sauvignon

Grapes

–Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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

–Elevation: 1,600’-2,000’

–Exposure: Southern

–Harvest date: September 25th, 2016

–Sugar at Harvest: 26.5 degrees Brix

 Wine

–Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak

–Unfined and unfiltered

 

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Sky Devil Cabernet Sauvignon is truly a standout inaugural release. It offers an aromatic nose of black currant and sandalwood, a muscular mid-body with blackberry undertone and effusive tannins, and an impressively long and complex finish. This wine evolves as it opens and softens over a 2-3 hour period of enjoyment. Pair with full-flavored dishes. Good to drink now; ages beautifully for 25 or more years.

Sky Devil Wines

Napa, CA

Tel: 707-204-9657

wine@skydevilwines.com

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