Stringer Cellars, a family owned winery located in Windsor, California and produces wines from various sources throughout the state. I recently did a Syrah tasting that was one of the best Syrah’s I have tasted. Last night their 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from various locations within Napa Valley was the treat. The 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of three Cabernet Vineyards that were from sourced fruit. 35% of the blend is Cabernet from the Pelissa Vineyard in Oakville, 42% is Cabernet from Stagecoach and 16% is Cabernet from the Williamson Vineyards in Oak Noll. The remaining 7% is Petite Sirah from Calistoga. They also make a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, an Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon and a Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon.
A deep ruby red/purple hue hits the eyes upon first examination. A medium-heavy viscosity invites you to partake in this beautiful juice. With the combination of three vineyards, you get a variety of aromas with blackberries, raspberries, Alder wood and fresh floral forest floor. On the palate, a taint of chocolate and cherries arouse the mouth feel. The tannins and oak are rather subdued in this early vintage which provide an abbreviated finish. In time and cellaring, this should produce a much longer finish.