The 2017 vintage marked the end of an unusually long drought. Rains drenched our hill and set the stage for a vibrant and verdant spring. Budbreak repeated an early start to the season, pushing out in late March. Spring warmed the tender buds and brought on a temperate summer. Careful preparation and late summer heat led to an early harvest, and we were fortunate to have all of our fruit in before the fires began. The result of this tumultuous season is some of the best wine we have ever made.
The 2017 Hexameter exudes enfolding aromas of rhubarb, blueberry, black cherry, baking spice, Jordan almond and sage. Vibrancy and freshness complement the resonant and undeniably delicious power of this incredible vintage.
- Soil Type:
Hambright soil series
- Harvest Dates:
September 27 - October 6
- pH Level:
The 2017 is a wine of extreme and total finesse.
The 2017 Hexameter, OVID’s Cabernet Franc-based blend, is bright and focused, with tons of Franc character in its aromatic and flavor profiles and weight. Sweet red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and flowers give the 2017 striking top notes and energy. Medium in body and finely cut, the Hexameter speaks with a very distinctive voice. The 2017 is super-precise, but it is also a touch light. It will be interesting to see if it fleshes out a bit more with aging. The 2017 is a wine of extreme and total finesse.
Full-bodied, rich, and beautifully concentrated, it shows nicely integrated acidity, building tannins, and a great finish.
The 2017 Hexameter (…) has a terrific, spicy, complex style in its black raspberry and cassis fruits as well as notes of toasted bread, flowery incense, spice, and crushed flowers. Full-bodied, rich, and beautifully concentrated, it shows nicely integrated acidity, building tannins, and a great finish.