Bespoke 2017 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve 6L

$3,000.00 

  • Bespoke 2017 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve 6L
  • Bespoke 2017 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve 6L
  • Bespoke 2017 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve 6L

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With only 1 barrel produced, our Special Family Reserve represents the absolute finest fruit from Meteor Vineyard. Hand selected by the row and cluster from a rock strewn section planted to Clone 7 on Saint George rootstock, barrel aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months and then bottle aged for an additional year prior to release.

For the first time, we're including the opportunity to add a personal custom etching. Perfect to commemorate a special event, be it a wedding, birth, business celebration, or anniversary, stand out with your own unique bottling of one of Napa's finest Cabernets. 

Once you have completed your order, we'll contact you directly to discuss your personalization. Please note your etched bottle will be read to ship in September, and includes a custom wood box. For gift bottles, we're happy to accommodate personal gift cards with the shipment. 

Wine Specs

  • Only 3 6L produced
  • Vintage 2017
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged 24 months in French oak, 100% new
  • 100% clone 7 planted on St. George rootstock
  • Alc: 14.4%,TA: 5.9 g/l, pH: 3.72
  • Appellation: Coombsville

 

FROM CRITIC ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS MEDIA

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Family Reserve is fabulous. Rich and inky in the glass with tremendous concentration, the Family Reserve is also one of the most opulent 2017s readers will come across. Blackberry jam, cloves, menthol, licorice, new leather, cedar and grilled herbs all add layers of complexity, but the 2017 is really a wine of opulence above all else.

FROM VINEYARD MANAGER MIKE WOLF

2017 was a year of extremes. The 5 year drought ended with the wettest January in California since 1998. April remained cool, but as temperatures rose in May, we experienced rapid vine growth, creating challenges in managing the vine canopies. On June 11th, the valley was visited by an intense low pressure system, dropping temperatures by 20 degrees and producing significant amounts of hail. Fortunately, Meteor was spared any significant damage. From July through September we experienced what seemed like an unending series of heat events. The good news was that the stress on the vines produced by the heat helped to keep berry size small, and strong, well positioned canopies helped to protect the fruit.