The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pearl Collection is loaded with exceptional varietal typicity from start to finish. A rich, roiling bouquet bursts from the glass with blue and black fruit aromas framed by notes of black olive, toasty vanilla and pencil shavings. A fat, massive texture uncoils with densely layered flavors of blueberry, black currant, blackberry pie, cranberry, mint leaf, toasted oak and mocha spice. Fresh mineral notes bring focus to the native fruit intensity, while luscious acidity and sleek tannins promise longevity in the bottle for many years to come.
Margarita Vineyard boasts a proven track record for growing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Here, uniquely complex soils and a marine-moderated climate combine to deliver fruit with ripeness, structure and dimension. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pearl Collection is composed of fruit from the hillsides of Block 49, which produces small, intensely flavored berries with an elegant red-blue fruit character; from the upper portion of Block 50, which yields a powerful black-blue fruit spectrum; and from Block 15, where ancient sea bed soils and cooler conditions yield fruit with earthy structure and firm
tannins. Each of these sites was isolated at the start of the growing season and given fastidious viticultural attention to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon of extraordinary natural character.