Heron 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Heron’s philosophy and wines are direct reflections of Laely’s spirit – pioneering, adventurous, daring, smart, adaptable, thrill seeking, irreverent, non-traditional and international.
Winemaker: Laely Heron
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Terroir: 50% Mendocino, 30% Pope Valley, Napa Valley, and 20% Clarksburg, Lodi. Combination of great sites for Cabernet: Mendocino County’s cool nights and warm days for intense color and finesse, Pope Valley’s higher elevation for structure and weight, and Clarksburg’s warmer climate for perfume and aromatics.
Vinification: Fermentation in mix of stainless steel and oak
Aging: Mix of new, one and two year French oak barrels, 8 months
Tasting Note: Spicy oak, dried herb, deep plum, and dark cherry with a hint of warm vanilla. Ripe, lush black fruit, candied red fruit, with mocha and a bit of black pepper.
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