2014 GAME TRAIL

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Yorkville Highlands Single Vineyard

This south-facing vineyard is perched at 1400 feet of elevation overlooking the Yorkville Highlands.  Coastal influence, warm days and rocky hillsides combine to create a Cabernet Sauvignon with extraordinary intensity and clarity.  Wild boar, deer and mountain lion create game trails that encircle the vineyard and guide us into the woods while hunting wild Porcini and Chanterelle mushrooms.  Much like the air out at the Yorkville ranch, this wine is fresh and bright.  With more acidity and focus on red fruit flavors than most Cabernet, this wine is sizable and will age for decades, but has a gorgeous, perfumed elegance that is accessible now.

Estate Series

This south-facing vineyard is perched at 1400 feet of elevation overlooking the Yorkville Highlands.  Coastal influence, warm days and rocky hillsides combine to create a Cabernet Sauvignon with extraordinary intensity and clarity.  Wild boar, deer and mountain lion create game trails that encircle the vineyard and guide us into the woods while hunting wild Porcini and Chanterelle mushrooms.  Much like the air out at the Yorkville ranch, this wine is fresh and bright.  With more acidity and focus on red fruit flavors than most Cabernet, this wine is sizable and will age for decades, but has a gorgeous, perfumed elegance that is accessible now.

An addition to the range, the Game Trail is 100% Cabernet from the Bilbro family’s ranch in the Yorkville Highlands. Dark red stone fruit, rose petal, mint, floral notes and spice are beautifully delineated. Intensely aromatic and pungent, but with no green edges, the 2014 offers tons of personality and character. Beams of mountain tannin add energy throughout. I would give the 2014 at least a year or two in bottle, as the tannins are imposing at this stage.

93 points

—Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2017

  • Aged in neutral barrels for 20 months.
  • 1,000 cases produced
  • 14.6% Alcohol
  • Released Date: April 2017
  • Drink now or age up to 15 years

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