- BlendCabernet Sauvignon
- WinemakerTom and Michele Gordenker
- RegionCalifornia North Coast
- AppellationMoon Mountain
- VineyardSylvia Drive Vineyard
- Production150 Cases cases
Gordenker Cabernet Sauvignon Sylvia Drive Moon Mountain 2016
Gordenker is a micro-production from a long-standing Sonoma farming family that goes back to the 1800s. Moon Mountain cabernet sauvignon from the family estate in the glorious 2016 vintage, made by Michele and Tom Gendall, 93 POINTS from Wine Advocate, all this and more...for OVER 60% OFF! Let’s do this!
The Gordenker family are long-time turkey farmers, who caught the wine bug and planted their Moon Mountain hillside to 13 acres of vines in 1998. After selling off the fruit for the first few harvests, they brought in Michele and Tom Gendall (Tom is the winemaker at the iconic Cline Vineyards) to keep some fruit and start the Gordenker label. 2012 was their first vintage, but now, a few years in, they are really showing the potential of this property and these spectacular wines!
This is a structured, mountainous expression of Sonoma cabernet sauvignon from a Nun’s Canyon site that is often the very last vineyard picked in all of Sonoma. The nutrient-barren volcanic soils and cool, high-elevation micro-climate lend an extended hang-time for the fruit, so slow, even ripening perfectly balances ripe fruit flavors with structure-providing acidity and depth. The wine is bold and full, with aromas and flavors of red currants, boysenberries, cherries, crème de cassis, plus earthy cigar box spices, Herbs de Provence, and mineral notes of iron ore and graphite. The finish is bright, fresh, and structured, showing brilliantly now, at six years in. Only 150 cases were made of this rare creature, and we grabbed all we could! A Cali-cabernet, of this quality and complexity, for under $50 is a rarity, and this is certainly one to add to your list! Over 60% OFF?! It's almost too good to be true.