2004 York Creek Estate "Horseshoe Block" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon SKU #1408505

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Tasting Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "At York Creek we have a small block of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted entirely to the legendary "La Questra" clone of Cabernet. This clone was brought to California by Emmet Rixford back in the 1880s directly from Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux. It is one of the most highly sought after "heritage" clones of Cabernet Sauvignon in the state. We call this block the "Horseshoe" because of its shape. For several years, I have made a separate fermentation, and because of its unique character I decided to bottle a little as a separate wine. It's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and all from the "Horseshoe" block. I would describe this as an intense Cabernet, distinctive, rich. And it's what I like to call 'a good story that's true.'"

Staff Reviews

  • James Bradshaw
    By: James Bradshaw
    K&L Staff Member
    An earthy and savory rendition, this a serious, contemplative style of Cabernet. Dark plum gives way to flavors to porcini mushroom, forest floor, and wild herbs. Like all older vintage York Creeks, its delivery is smooth and supple that it's hard to put the glass down. Give this one time to evolve and you'll be rewarded with a nuanced and graceful style of Cab that's as delicious as it is engaging.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    A vintage known for its small yields (30-50% below normal) and hot, dry September. Another dark fruited, powerful wine with lots of concentration and extract. Plummy, blackcurrant fruit with dried tobacco and scorched earth. Still has plenty to give with lovely supple ripe tannins. Drinking beautifully in transition to more secondary characters.


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