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2017 Big Dam Cab

  • Tasting Notes

    Magenta core, scarlet rim.

    Boysenberries, blackberries, Chantilly cream, purple flowers, Luxardo cherry, traces of orange zest and subtle green pepper. Time in the glass reveals caramel-coated Granny Smith apple, Cara Cara orange with cloves, and hints of umami/miso and rose water.

    Medium body, crisp structured texture, soft and supple finish.

    Cellar life 
    Drink now through 2035+.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Vineyard Source
      Big Dam Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      20 months in 50% new French oak
    • Alcohol by vol.
    • Production
      150 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Big Dam Cab represents our only single vineyard bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brown Estate property. It is named for its site on the face of our Big Dam reservoir, a 35-acre-foot lake fed by several perennial springs at the mouth of a steep ravine flanked by granite cliffs. At 1200 feet above sea level the Big Dam site commands spectacular sweeping northward views through the Chiles Valley. Its namesake wine is equally stunning both visually and on nose and palate.