2017 Myriad Cellars Three Twins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Conn Valley, Napa Valley AVA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 250 cases produced.
Three Twins Vineyard, Clone 337, elevation 700 feet
Power with grace take stage for the Myriad Three Twins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark and inky purple to the rim, chased by plum, violets with a hint of cassis on the nose. Slightly bolder tannins due to its hillside roots, give this wine some structure and grip to go a little longer in the cellar
High toned and clean, bright red berries, powerful dark cherry sweetness and a slight cassis note fill the mid palate. Its hillside terroir frames this wine with a touch of minerality followed by subtle dark chocolate and softened tannins guiding this wine into a notably long & lingering finish. Strong and masculine, a superb example of mountain tannin management.
Originally part of an old cattle ranch, the Three Twins Vineyard is in the hills above St. Helena, at an elevation of 700 feet on the northern slopes of Lake Hennessy. The vineyard comprises three varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 169, Clone 337 and Clone 685 over four separate blocks. Abundant morning sun gives way to moderated afternoon temperatures from the gentle updrafts off the lake. Rich soils, a mixture of volcanic ash and an under layer of gravel and flint, give forth fruit some of the highest quality hillside Cabernet in the valley.