2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Item No. WINE-20-CABSAURES  •  In Stock - Ships in 3-5 Business Days

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Fierce, muscular, and glorious!

$59.99club price: $50.99
Add to Cart
Gift this item »

About This Item

Gold Medal & 93 points - 2023 New York Wine Classic

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve


100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Grown

Seneca Lake
Cooperage: Bin & tank fermented, aged in neutral French oak for 18 months.
Hand Harvested: 10/18/2020

Hand Sorted
Brix: 24.5°
TA:  6.4 g/L
pH: 3.73



RS: 0.0%

ABV: 14.9%
Cases Produced: 95

Bottling Date: 5/23/2022


Vineyard Source: 

100% East side of Seneca Lake

Soil composition: Honeoye and Lansing Gravely Silt Loam.


Tasting Notes
Long awaited and sorely missed, we are pleased to introduce our first reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in seven years.  And wow, was it worth the wait! 

Dark and glorious in the goblet, our magnificent and stately Sauv greets your nose with rich, deep notes of black raspberry and dark plum, spicy impressions of black pepper, black tea, pine needles and autumn leaves, all embraced by opulent mocha.  First sips reveal espresso, bittersweet chocolate, cassis, and black cherry.  As the palate opens and shares its mysteries we’re treated to flavors of pomegranate, ripe strawberry, and strawberry leaf.  The finish is long, strong and grippy, hinting of more black tea and cedar.  A beautiful wine, dark and atmospheric, and sure to age like a jewel.

Drink Window: Drink 2025 - 2029 – 2036+

Serving Temp.: 55-60°f


Vintage Notes

2020 was a vintage of idyllic growing conditions, especially in northeast USA terms.  We could hardly ask for better growing conditions or a more forgiving and timely harvest.  We experienced all the heat we could desire in timely doses.  Not overbearing, just continuous and moderate.  There was a welcome level of comfort having the fruit basking post leaf removal without the worry of burn.  In addition, 2020 offered just the right amount of moisture stress (read lack of rain) to keep the fruit slightly dehydrated and the consequent flavor development of the skins and pulp lent a complexity to the juices that are playing out in the wines. Wines that people will be savoring both as a panacea to the angst that 2020 brings to the mind as well as feeding the palate the ever-present desire for excitement. A winemaker's dream.  Expect to see wines of extremely high quality from this vintage, both reds and whites (and sparkling!!).  Phil and Lauren nursed these wines to speak well of the year that many will want to forget. Nature has prevailed, as she always will, over the whims of man.  How fortunate.  Happy drinking!

Other products you might enjoy:

2015 Meritage

2015 Meritage

View Item