2017 JAMES JOSEPH “KATHRYN’S RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Over the years, Diamond Mountain Cabernet has been a staple for the James Joseph brand by providing vividly distinct flavors and characteristics that are a direct result of the rich volcanic terroir. In 2017, the Kathryn’s Reserve Cabernet was sourced almost exclusively from a secret vineyard on Diamond Mountain that can’t be named due to a non-disclosure agreement. But one taste is all you’ll need to know… It was born from 3 separate clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and the newly released 2017 rocks you right down to the core with a spectacular display of intense black raspberry, graphite, liquid violets and coffee. Those of you who tasted any of the previous vintages of James Joseph, know exactly what to expect… $100/btl quality at a price that’s an epic value..
In the glass the 2017 draws you in with a dramatic, alluring perfume, stacked with wild cherries, ripe blackberries, cassis and shaved chocolates. The wine was authored by Grant Long Jr., winemaker at Witchery, Steps and Aonair and it was kept for 22 months in oak before bottling. With a total production of just 4 barrels (roughly 100 cases), I wouldn’t hesitate to secure yours.