Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Dweller 2017 | Exclusive Blend! A dash of Franc from Vanessa
Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Dweller 2017 presents Inky purple with ruby highlights. Fruit and spice aromas harmonize on the nose, ranging from black plum, cassis, and currant to exotic vanilla, spicy black pepper, and crushed herbs. Across the full-bodied palate, the wine is silken, revealing layers of plum, black cherry, cocoa, mocha, and baking spices. Firm tannins drive the long finish, which has an understated mineral edge. Showing beautifully now, this Cabernet has the stuffing to evolve over the next decade. Drink now – 2030.
Anderson’s Conn Valley is one of the most highly-rated producers in our history. With a mile-long list of 5-star ratings. So, every time an offer comes up, it tends to sell out almost as soon as we hit send.
A dash of Franc | Hail to Vanessa
While we were debating the flavors, tannins, and oak, Head of Wine Vanessa Conlin was tinkering with the samples that had been laid out on the table in the barrel room. She took a sip and froze. “Um, guys?” she called out to us. “You need to taste this.”.
Even the Anderson team was stunned by the blend. And we all realized immediately that Vanessa’s intuition was spot on. Inspired by her last trip to Bordeaux, Vanessa had added 1% Cabernet Franc to the blend. Suddenly the Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Dweller 2017 before us wasn’t just another Napa Cabernet with black-fruit flavors, deep concentration, and firm tannins. It was ethereal—combining peppery spice, violets, and cassis, with ACV’s signature black fruit flavors. Plus blackberry aromas and a finish driven by cocoa and exotic spices.
Anderson Conn Valley
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa is just a short drive from downtown St. Helena. It is a charming timepiece of a traditional Napa winery, featuring world-class fine wines at affordable prices. Conn Valley Vineyards is lucky enough to sit in the lap of Napa Valley which affords our talented winemakers access to some of the finest grapes in the world. With this year’s vintage offering exceptional balance and complexity due to extended maturation on the vine, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has produced some truly spectacular wines; including crisp, vivacious white wines and lush, textured red wines.