2014 Zakin Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Drinking beautifully already with great integration of flavors of rich dark notes, coffee, nutmeg, sage and ripe raspberry - full of minerality and vibrancy so reminiscent of the site. This wine is more delicate and seductive than the previous vintages.
Philippe Melka
Spearmint, mountain sage, tarragon, and bright raspberries hang suspended from a blueberry cloud. Stepping forward the wine boldly dances over the palate with blackberry and velvet tannins. The arrival is robust and unmistakable, crisp and even, but teasing further embraces with a moments patience. As the flavors percolate the aromas become more heady, darker, bolder, more unctuous - redoubling it's focus and driving, reaching, striving… There is no mistaking 2014 Zakin Estate for any other wine.
Sommelier, Augie Kersting, Carbon

2014 Growing Season Tasting Notes By Allocation

2013 Zakin Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2013 Zakin Family Estate wine shows concentrated purple at first sight that gives way to just a hint of color more consistent with Bordeaux.

The nose confirms this tendency, as the initial nose is extremely dense and populated with Bordeaux style aromatics of peppercorns and pencil shavings. Tucked behind these aromatics is fresh Napa fruit of raspberry and wild strawberries.

As the wine continues to drink oxygen, it starts to achieve more and more harmonious aromas, launching into lavender, violets, rosemary, sage, tobacco as well as succulent and vibrant Napa fruits of blackberry, cassis, and ripe raspberry.

All the while the tannin structure is impeccably polished and persistent. The wine lingers on the palate with immensely fresh acidity. Structured, balanced and harmonious, the 2013 estate gives all the impression of being able to age indefinitely.

Augie Kersting, former Estate Sommelier at Meadowood Resort

2013 Growing Season Tasting Notes By Allocation

2012 Zakin Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

“The herbaceous, cracked pepper notes of the Cab Franc in this premium blend are complimented by the racy dark fruit characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Showcasing some scents of spice, cinnamon, tobacco and black raspberry. This wine is about elegance but also shows some soft tannins expressing the hillside vineyard and the Cabernet Franc.”

Philippe Melka, Winemaker.

The 2012 Zakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is our inaugural bottling and our third release behind the 2013 and the 2014.  After bottling the 2012, we felt the wine would improve with age and decided to hold it back until we felt it reached its full potential.  After 18 months in the bottle, we feel that this wine is now exhibiting power, balance and a beautiful finish that you will appreciate. 

Comprised of 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and aged for 21 months in 77% French New Oak, the wine has both elegance and complexity. 

“Soft in texture, “harmonious filled with chocolate cherry and shows some expresso on the finish” 

Philippe Melka, Winemaker.

2012 Growing Season Tasting Notes By Allocation