After working in Sonoma County for 10 years, the team at Valravn established a dynamic network of friends and colleagues that include land owners, growers and winemakers. Through these connections, they have been fortunate to get exclusive access to fantastic vineyards, the backbone to any quality wine. Not only that, but Valravn works directly with the vineyard crews, so they oversee everything from farming, to picking, to bottling. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is an exploration of Sonoma County's most favored regions, including Knights Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Moon Mountain, and Sonoma Valley.
The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak (both new and used), and these barrels come from the same coopers used by Cabernet producers who charge 3-4 times of this wine! Dark ruby in color with a purple hue, this wine displays lovely notes of black cherry, black currants, plum sauce, blackberry, kirsch, green peppercorns, olive tapenade, vanilla, clove, and a hint of scorched earth. Ripe and juicy on the palate, this wine still retains that classic-feel that is textbook Sonoma County Cabernet, so it doesn't go "jammy". The wine ends with fine-grained tannins, so this versatile wine will drink well on its own, along with more hearty dishes like a rib-eye steak or a meat paella.