The Game Trail Vineyard of Mendocino County’s Yorkville Highlands AVA is nestled in the rugged mountain pass between the north end of Alexander Valley and the west end of Anderson Valley. Our small block of Game Trail Cabernet is perched at 1400 feet on the ridge line facing south. Coastal influence and large diurnal swings create small berries, thick skins, deep pigmentation, and tons of structure. We find a purity in this wine: with more acid and fore-mouth focus than other Cabernet, it is tart, bright, perfumed and refreshing.
"The 2021 Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon is crunchy, refreshing and easy to drink. It's scented of fresh blackcurrants and cherries, plus nuances of garrigue and charcuterie. The full-bodied palate is light on its feet with softly chalky tannins, bursts of mouthwatering acidity and a long, mineral-driven finish. You could drink this on its own or have it with medium-weight dishes at the table." The Wine Advocate, 94 Points