2017 is a classic Cain Five. Superbly nuanced and articulated, round, sweet, and flowing, with just enough mouth- watering acidity and savory grip so that you know this wine, delicious today, promises to have a great future. 2017 was one of those years where ripening could proceed smoothly and progressively, with no abrupt hot spells to cook the fruit. Harvest in the Cain Vineyard began in mid-September and by mid-October we were done, just before the rain. The wine shows that the grapes were fully ripe yet with tremendous subtlety and complexity—just the way we like it. Among the key factors were the relatively low yields of less than two tons per acre and the mod- erate temperatures that allowed the vines to thrive all summer long.

Varieties: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Cain Vineyard & Winery "Cain Five" Spring Mountain 2017