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WHITEHALL LANE CABERNET SAUVIGNON RASSI SONOMA 2017

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WHITEHALL LANE CABERNET SAUVIGNON RASSI SONOMA 2017

WHITEHALL LANE CABERNET SAUVIGNON RASSI SONOMA 2017

Whitehall Lane Winery was founded in 1979, but the history of the soil cultivation dates back two centuries. In the mid 1800's, Napa Valley settlers were drawn to the gravelly-loam soils and ideal climate, planting high quality grape vines at the Whitehall Lane Winery site. A barn constructed in the early 1900's for equipment storage is still used today. In 1979, two brothers started the winery and directed their winemaking efforts successfully to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They named the winery after the road that runs along the southern border of the property, Whitehall Lane. In 1993, the Leonardini Family purchased the Whitehall Lane Winery estate. They updated the winemaking and barrel-aging program and introduced a more thorough and scientific approach in the vineyards. The winery now owns seven prime vineyards that are the cornerstone on which the wines are made. They include two vineyards in the St. Helena Appellation, three vineyards (including the winery) in the Rutherford Appellation, one vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley and one vineyard in Sonoma Valley. In its short history, Whitehall Lane has developed into a world-class winery. This beautifully blended 2017 "Rassi" Cabernet Sauvignon is exquisitely balanced with excellent fruit concentration. Rassi Vineyard is located in a gravel stratum on the eastern slope of Sonoma Valley at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain range. This hillside location has excellent afternoon sun exposure throughout the long, warm summer and is ideally suited for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes from this meticulously farmed vineyard have been used in countless acclaimed wines over the years. The property was originally part of the 1,864 acre Rancho Aqua Caliente land grant of General Vallejo. In the 1940s, this 16-acre parcel became part of the family ranch for the Claude and Evelyn Duncan family. Their grandson, Dennis Rassi, tended to the Duncan-Rassi Vineyard before selling it in 2012 to Whitehall Lane. On the nose, this wine offers Mocaccino, roasted espresso, ripe blackberries, crème de casis, black cherry cola, black pepper, pencil shavings, and toasted chestnuts. The palate offers plush but delicate tannins, fresh blueberries, sweet black plums, baked berry tart, toasted bread, and has a touch of walnuts that linger on the finish.

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