Lot 455 | 2022 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Lot 455 | 2022 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Regular price$23.00
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$60/bottle under the original label

Lot 455 comes to us from a small family run winery’s ‘Reserve’ program. This is their flagship offering: a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their premier hillside estate vineyard.


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV.
The Great Cab Hunt continues.
 
Our most recent foray found us in another one of Sonoma's smallest AVAs carved into the Coastal Mountains. While Dry Creek Valley is best known for its Zinfandel, the diverse microclimates and terroir within its rolling hills also produce Cabernet that measures up to the boldest expressions of its pricier Alexander and Napa Valley neighbors.
 
Lot 455 comes to us from a small family run winery’s ‘Reserve’ program. This is their flagship offering: a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their premier hillside estate vineyard. The story of how we sourced this gem is becoming a common tale – to make room for the ’23 harvest, our source needed to part with some of their ’22s, and we were in the right place at the right time.
 
From the source winery, under their single-vineyard designated label, this juice would run you $60/bottle, $720/case before their shipping charges. We’re offering it to this list for 70% OFF.
 
Our price: $23/bottle to your door.
 
Bordelaise varietals thrive in Dry Creek's climate. Our source's vineyard on the valley's eastern slope is bathed in the hot afternoon sun, ensuring full ripeness. In the evenings, a southerly wind moving through the valley brings cool air and fog, locking in precious acidity. Red and rocky free-draining soils force roots deep, leading to resilient vines with small berries and concentrated fruit.
 

Dry Creek Valley is one of the most historic winemaking areas along the entire West Coast – Italian immigrants settled in the area and began cultivating wine grapes 140 years ago following the Gold Rush. Driving through the valley today, it doesn’t feel like much has changed. The AVA remains exceptionally rural, with just two roads, a handful of stop signs, and no stop lights connecting acre after acre of family-owned farms that are largely uninterested in boasting about their wines – they’d rather sit down with you and ask about your day, then let what's in the glass speak for itself.

This wine was crafted by a veteran Dry Creek winemaker who is intimately familiar with the nuance of the local soils, and an expert at getting the most out of their vineyards. Lot 455 was fermented in open top tanks with punch downs, and roughly 30 days of skin contact. To round it out, the Cab was then settled into a barrel program of 100% French oak, 50% new.

Plum sauce, raspberry coulis, and crushed violets define the nose, with a bit of crushed gravel and anise surrounded by a delicate fig halo. On the palate, the fruit components intermingle with the slightest hint of red bell pepper and new, soft leather accented by spice, all framed with medium acidity and evolving into dry, grippy, well-integrated tannins. The finish culminates with rich red fruits and florals, riding cocoa nibs and vanilla in long, resonant waves.

14.8% alc.


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