The 2016 SUM reflects the best fruit that Lake and Mendocino counties have to offer. As always, the SUM is a unique and highly stylistic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and select varietals that make up a bold proprietary cuvee, where the finished wine is bigger than the “SUM” of its parts. This year we used primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with nearly equal amounts of Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah.
Our 2016 SUM has primary aromas of black cherry, blueberry scone and cedar. These are balanced with notes of strawberry, Kalamata olives, raspberry and a bouquet of black pepper and toasty oak. With a bold approach, it is seamless in the mouth, with full body and silky finish.
Winemaker: Tuck Beckstoffer / Shawn Johnson
Appellation: 89% Lake County, 11% Mendocino
Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 15% Tempranillo, 14% Petite Sirah
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume