ELEVEN Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ships September 1, 2020
Case of 6 bottles (750ml)
Number of cases
1Case
$227$38/bottle
release price
$283
True to our origins, Cannonball ELEVEN wines are approachable, with an elevation in complexity and sophistication. Our Cannonball ELEVEN range of limited production wines is a quest for distinction, our winemaker is both a traditionalist and a progressive; thriving on the tension between the classic and the modern. We seek small, meticulously tended vineyards that bear fruit of exceptional character to tell our winemaking story. ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, THIS CANNONBALL DESERVES AN ELEVEN. ELEVEN is considered a Master Number. A Master Number represents something well above and beyond the mundane. It connotes instinct, charisma, dynamic capability and an overwhelming desire to produce something extraordinary. These are the truths we channel in crafting the Cannonball ELEVEN wines. Sourced from a Sonoma Valley vineyard perched on a steep hillside, where intensely rocky soils and elevations of 600 feet and higher coalesce to yield tiny, darkly pigmented berries. The Sonoma Valley fruit is framed and tamed by our Alexander Valley vineyard, nestled in the mild climate of the southern Alexander Valley. Each lot is fermented and aged separately in barrel for 14 months, then blended and aged a further 10 months as an ensemble. The final blend is comprised of nearly equal parts from each region, displaying a purple core of luscious juicy ripe black fruits, blueberry, peppered meats, and rich earthen notes. Excellent balance and structure complimented by firm acidity and soft integrated tannins.

Winemaker Notes

Dennis Hill

Cannonball

by Dennis Hill
ELEVEN Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in select areas of Sonoma County. In the cellar our barrel regime is focused on a tightly curated range of French oak coopers with a focus on Seguin Moreau Icone, LeGrand, and Demptos. The artisan touches these cooperages provide contribute elegance, finesse, and background structure to the wine. The final blend is comprised of nearly equal parts from each region, displaying a purple core of luscious juicy ripe black fruits, blueberry, peppered meats, and rich earthen notes. The full-bodied mid-palate leads to a long finish with excellent balance and structure complimented by firm acidity and soft integrated tannins.

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