2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Retail: $ 115.00

A luscious Bordeaux blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dash of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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The Wine

Our Napa Valley Cabernet entices the senses with layers of complex flavors that continue to evolve in the glass and on the palate. Aromas of black currants, violets, and plums dance in the glass, creating a new experience with every taste. The wine is artfully crafted, well-balanced and lingers on the palate with a silky mouthfeel leaving you craving for more. It pairs perfectly with barbecued ribs, a rack of lamb or ratatouille.

Vintage

The growing season started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring, triggering early bud break. Colder temperatures in May slowed grape development which, coupled with the fourth year of drought, resulted in a smaller crop in 2015. The harvest was one of our earliest in memory with the berries smaller than usual but packed with flavor and color.

Vineyard

Our Yountville vineyard forms the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes from our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol
14.6% by volume
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Sept. 10 – Oct. 2, 2015
Sugar
24.7 degrees Brix
Bottling date
June 2017
Release Date
December 2018
Total acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.7
Time in oak
21 months
Type of oak
60% new French Oak
Blend
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc

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