2017 HEROLD UPROAR CABERNET
Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
The 2017 Uproar makes a splash with its inky hues of black and purple. The layered aromatics sing with a purity of ripe black raspberries, black plums, kirsch, blackberries and roasted almonds.Nuances of mocha, star anise, marjoram, black cardamom and chocolate add dimension and complexity.
The palate is juicy and delicious yet possesses an elegance that expands with every sip. The tannins are soft and the finish is lengthy completes this balanced and concentrated expression of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. A gorgeous glass!
In 2017 northern California experienced a wet winter. The end of June into July we experienced a twenty day heat spell that tempered and controlled the vigor of the vines producing incredibly small berried clusters and intensely ﬂavored fruit.
Despite Mother Nature's curveballs, the vines produced low yields of top quality fruit rich in color and deeply concentrated in flavor and tannin. The 2017 Uproar is a wonderful introduction to the Herold Cabernets from this vintage.