Hook & Ladder Estate "The Tillerman" Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017
This single-vineyard Cabernet from the Chalk Hill Appellation is aged for 18 months in a combination of European and American oak. The wine is 100% Cabernet because the fruit of this particular vintage was perfect.
In fire-fighting parlance, a “tillerman” steers the back of a hook & ladder truck. Our founder, Cecil De Loach, held this position in the San Francisco Fire Department. This years' Tillerman red blend displays a mix of dark maroon and scarlet tones with aromas of cinnamon, spicy bing cherry, and anise. Full flavors of ripe fig and blackberry abound while finishing with trace coffee and dark cocoa-covered currants.