The Protocol Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Lifted aromas of plum, cassis, spices, and cedar oak.
A tight tannin structure filled out by ripe dark fruits. Elegant yet generous, the wine continues to a long finish.
Greek style grass-fed lamb shanks or twelve-hour BBQ beef brisket.
A mild 2020 spring with reasonable rainfall provided excellent growing conditions. A wet November followed by a warm and dry December and January set the vines for up for a regular season. However wet and humid conditions in February created an unusual vintage with extreme weather conditions. As a result, the 2021 vintage required extra work and attention to detail in the vineyard. The super low yields of our premium vineyards ensured the fruit was concentrated and achieved ripeness. Final blend is a combination of Houghton's Clone and 337 to create wine with excellent varietal character and tannin structure for age ability.