2016 ARMÉ

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyards in Alexander Valley and McDowell Valley. Harvested in late September and early October and fermented for three weeks at temperatures in the 70s, these grapes yielded deep, intense wine that conveys a taut freshness with great aromatic purity. Balanced between modern California and Old World, this wine is dense with buckets of black currant and cherry that are tempered with a dusty herbaceous quality. Built to age and best with food.

Family Series

Our history of family winemaking goes back four generations in Sonoma County.  At current count, there have been seven different winemakers in the family.  Each has had their own focus and style.  The unifying elements have been family, hard work, passion, and a love of the creative process that is winemaking.  Our Family Series consists of a Zinfandel, a Cabernet, and a Rhone-style Syrah Grenache blend.  All three are carefully crafted from Estate Grown grapes from our properties in Northern Sonoma County, the McDowell and Hopland Valleys, and the Yorkville Highlands.

The 2016 Armé is another superb wine in the middle tier of the Marietta range. Fresh, savory and super- expressive, the Armé has a lot going on. Black cherry, sage, lavender, menthol and licorice give the wine striking savory nuance to play off the dark Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. More than anything else, though, the Armé is a superb value in California Cabernet.

93 points

—Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Spring 2019

  • Aged for 20 months in neutral barrels
  • 6,000 cases produced
  • 14.8% Alcohol
  • Release Date: June 2019
  • Drink now or age up to fifteen years

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