Premium craft wines from a family-run winery in Sonoma County. The owner studied winemaking at UC Davis and also studied wine aromas. Her study contributed to the wine aroma wheels. Please enjoy this award-winning fragrant Bordeaux blend made carefully with passion by fragrance experts.
Richly concentrated, dark aromatics of wild blackberry, blueberry and mocha-laced oak followed by dark plum, black cherry, vanilla and chocolate. Supple tannins stay in the background complimenting the layered flavors. We recommend decanting 30-60 minutes before enjoying.
Varietals: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Production: 55 cases
Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, Estate 1856 is a boutique, family-owned winery specializing in small, hand-crafted lots of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.
Brian and Janice Schmidt proudly carry on a tradition of farming their ancestors land originally purchased in 1856 by Duvall Drake Phillips, the first generation to live and farm in Dry Creek Valley.
Winemaker Janice Schmidt a graduate of U.C. Davis, refine her winemaking skills for over 20 years, working at well renowned wineries such as Jorden with Rob Davis and the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff.
2015 Barrel Reserve CABERNET SAUVIGNON 55 cases produced • 90 POINTS & GOLD MEDAL 2019 Critic's Challenge International Wine Competition • 95 POINTS & GOLD MEDAL 2019 International Women's Wine Competition