Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

/ 750ml - 2015 Vintage

Our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark burgundy color and has deep layers that include blackberry, blueberry and black current. The fruit tones are framed by sweet herbs, licorice and toasted cedar. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and an exceptionally long finish. Its well-built tannins will allow it to age beautifully for more than a decade.

Winemaker notes:

2015 Vintage: The grapes were carefully harvested and destemmed, then transferred to upright tanks for a three- to four-day cold soak. The must was pumped over up to three times a day. Some lots were racked and returned to soften their tannins. We tasted each lot daily to determine the optimal drainage time, which led to some extended maceration for the Cabernet. The lots were aged and evaluated separately, then combined in February 2017 and aged further to coalesce. Total aging was 21 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels (32% new).

Viticulture notes:

2015 Vintage: We selected grapes for the 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from our premium Napa Valley vineyards including Sun Lake, Sage Canyon, Cypress and Ghost Pines, plus a small amount from our renowned Monte Rosso Vineyard. The 2015 vintage was another in a string of warm, dry and early growing seasons with quality rivaling the best we’ve seen in previous years. Mild weather without heat spikes or cool stretches lasted through the spring and summer, allowing slow, even ripening that built excellent ripeness and complexity. Harvest came several weeks earlier than average with more mild and dry conditions that let us pick at optimal ripeness. The result was small berries with intense aromatics, concentrated ripe fruit flavors and outstanding structure and balance.