THE RAVENS - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our single, estate vineyard. Yields are kept down and organically farmed to achieve the best expression of the fruit. The grapes are hand-harvested and naturally fermented with the vineyard's indigenous yeast.
The 2016 vintage strikes the perfect balance between richness and luminosity. Brightness courses through the dark fruit and earthy notes. The wine has ideal weight, fine tannins, and a beautiful finish.
With the 2016 RAVENS, we returned almost the entire production to aging in traditional French oak barrels made by small-production coopers. It is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
While approachable now, the tannins innate to our wine would benefit from aging and promise a long drinking window.
Our bottles are hand-dipped in a soft wax, whose color recalls the bark of the beloved Manzanita trees that characterize our Calistoga landscape.
AARON POTT'S TASTING NOTES: THE RAVENS 2016 displays seamless structure and a broad, vivid spectrum of notes ranging from violet, clove, and sandalwood on the nose, to candied citrus peel, umeboshi plum, and cocoa on the palate. Aaron felt this wine has "everything in place," detecting greater concentration and complexity this vintage, even a bit of flashiness.