The 2017 Four Flags shows elegance and restraint on the nose. Initially tightly wound and impenetrable, fruit begins to emerge- blue and red aromas of cranberry, blueberries and anise, with alluring black tea, gravel and cedar adding refinement. Absolutely enclosed by generous oak, ample fruit seeps through, delivering the savory balance Red Mountain typifies. A long finish carried by persistent and building tannin offers great promise for the future.
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— Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spirits
“Four Flags brings together two of Red Mountain’s iconic vineyard sources, Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval, with two younger estates, Grand Ciel and Upchurch Vineyards. When first poured it feels like a Red Mountain brute: big, burly, a touch thick, quite possibly over the top. But air brings savory touches to all that fruited expanse, notes of violet, briar and green olive all serving to shine a light into the wine’s brooding depths. With a good acid lift and tannins, it will perform at its peak with an herb-rubbed steak.”
Behind the Wine
2017 Four Flags Cabernet 1.5L
Four Flags is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blended from four prestigious Red Mountain vineyards. Originally made for our Wine Club as a blending trial of specific plots, this wine showcases the nuances of each vineyard in a seamless blend. Four Flags is a harmonious & complex representation of the incomparable terroir of Red Mountain & a tribute to the winery’s steadfast commitment to this respected viticultural area.
Four Flags is a blend of four prestigious Red Mountain vineyards, including DeLille’s estate vineyard, Grand Ciel.