For Celia Welch, this vintage is summed up with the word “abundance”. Whether applied to the winter and early Spring rains, the sunny days in April during bloom, the lush canopy growth during July, or the warm autumn days in September that lead to perfectly ripe fruit, this was a season of abundance and the Cabernet grapes responded with joy. The 2017 Corra Cabernet is comprised of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, which hails from both the rocky eastern slopes and the shallow alluvial soils of Rutherford and Oakville’s western benchlands. It offers fresh spiced-cherry aromas and a vibrant core of blackberries, vanilla and chai spices. Structurally, the wine shows a solid core wrapped in a soft, satiny texture. Enjoy this Cabernet upon release or allow to age for two decades; either way it will be a winner in the glass.