Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
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Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye 2017

Product description

Jackson Estatewines showcase their cherished vineyard estate properties located on rare, coastal California terroir of mountain tops, ridges, hillsides and raised benchland soils. This limited release allows their winemakers to emphasize the extraordinary terroir of their unique properties and craft very small lots for refined palates.

This red wine offers deep black cherry, cassis and red currant flavours with graceful mineral tones. Artistically extracted, elegantly muscular, with chewy, soft tannins. The Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Sonoma County's volcanically derived Mayacamas Mountains' Hawkeye Mountain vineyard, which is perched high above the valley floor on drastic slopes.

93 Points - Vinous    The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain is distinguished by its bright aromatics and floral, red-toned personality. A Cabernet of energy and focus, the 2017 Hawkeye has so much to offer. It is one of the more finessed wines in this range, and yet there is plenty of structure as well. Drinking window: 2020 - 2029.

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate    Deep ruby-purple, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain, aged 20 months in 58% new French oak, gives up boysenberry and blueberry to begin, fleshing out to aromas of blackcurrant, hoisin, cedar shavings, roasted plum and a framing of sweet spice. The palate is full-bodied and youthfully dense with a chewy frame, great freshness and a long finish. Give this another 2-3 years in bottle.

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck    The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estates Collection Hawkeye Mountain is another Alexander Valley release (from the same vineyard) and spent 19 months in 58% new French oak. All Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers up lots of cassis and blackberry fruit as well as the classic savory style that's common from the Alexander Valley. Dried spice, mountain scrub brush, lead pencil, and charcoal notes all emerge from the glass, and it's nicely balanced, with ripe (yet present) tannins and terrific overall balance. It's a classic Sonoma Cabernet to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast    This mountain-grown wine displays firm, hearty tannins and smoky oak on the back of the palate, which support rich, full-bodied brambly blackberry and cherry. Sweet tobacco, crushed rock and clove add a length and breadth of earthiness that contrasts well