Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Wilmeth Vineyards 2017
This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, grown by Jet and Gay Wilmeth of Diamante Doble Vineyard in Tokio, TX, is a fine example of West Texas terrior. Hot days and cool nights provide the ripeness and balanced tannic structure, while the dry, earthiness is redolent of the West Texas red soil.
2017 was a banner year for grape growing and winemaking. Mother Nature gave us a beautiful growing season, allowing fruit to ripen, maintaining acidity levels, and developing this decadent fruit-forward wine.
Aromatics: Violets, vanilla, caramel, dark cherry and black currants
On the Palate: Dark cherries, tea, and creamy notes with lingering minerality, and dark plum compote
Enjoy now, age 10+ years
Decant 1 hour prior to serving
Texas High Plains
20 months, French and American oak barrels
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Dry, 0.5 g/L
2019 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD Medal, 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal, 2021 HLSR Int'l Wine Competition - Silver Medal, 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal
Jet Wilmeth, Diamante Doble Vineyards (Tokio, TX)
Food Pairing Notes
Texas steak, classic rich beef, wild mushroom saute or soup, aged brine cheeses, chocolate based desserts
(Apr 17, 2020 at 12:52 PM)
This Wilmeth Cab is full-stop my favorite wine these days! When our quarantine period started I course corrected and started drinking my favorite wines instead of saving them.. and had to re-order more Wilmeth Cab! If you haven't tried it, order without reservation!
(May 8, 2020 at 8:32 AM)
My sentiments exactly, why save the good stuff. Now's the time, if not now, when?
(Sep 2, 2020 at 9:10 AM)
This is exactly what I would expect from an excellent cab. It was full-bodied without tasting "thick", and had that amazing vanilla aroma that I love. The slight minerality put me more in mind of a true French cabernet, as opposed to some of the newer styles. All-in-all, you cannot go wrong with this if you're a fan of the varietal.
(Sep 6, 2020 at 10:50 AM)
Loved the Wilmeth Cabernet; it's always a pleasure.
(Oct 15, 2020 at 8:18 AM)
One word, "Outstanding".
(May 21, 2021 at 11:53 AM)
I thought this was very light for a cab. It had the mineral taste I found with other High Plains TX cabs, but for $50 I expected more.