2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a grand, sophisticated, Cabernet Sauvignon from the loamy benchland soils of our estate vineyard. The wine is layered with blackberry, black raspberry, chocolate mousse, and carries a compelling density. Focused acid, firm tannins, a touch of spice, and finishing with impressions of black licorice. Classic and complex, this is a fine Bordeaux-style Cabernet blend that will age for decades.
Notes on the Vintage
2015 was another great vintage in the Napa Valley. Another drought year that started out unseasonably warm, prompting the vines to get started historically early. The weather was beautifully sunny and mild all summer long, and most of us finished picking our vineyards weeks ahead of any vintage in memory. The crop was small and concentrated, the resulting wines are intense, concentrated, and complex.
Varietal: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot
Appellation: St. Helena
Harvest date: September 2 - 23, 2015
Wine Analysis PH 3.59 ● alcahol 14.2%
Bottling date: August 16, 2017