The NV8 blend consists of nearly one-half Merlot, intended to contribute to a silkier feel for this wine - but not just any Merlot: some of these vineyards are growing on the more clayey sections of the floor of the Napa Valley. The yields are consequently lower, and the grapes have plenty of flavor. We complement this valley Merlot base with fruit grown in the mountains - both from Stagecoach Vineyards and from much closer to home, at the famous York Creek Vineyards, where Fritz Maytag has been growing some of the best grapes in the Napa Valley for more than forty years. Another unique element of the Cain Cuve is our use of two vintages in the blend - the NV8 consists primarily of 2007 (hence the 7) complemented with a significant proportion of the excellent 2006 vintage. All of these factors contribute to a wine that is both well balanced, surprisingly complex, and with a unique personality. To sum up: it will hold your attention for many evenings and many years to come. Vintage blend: 54% 2008, 39% 2007, 7% 2006
The Cain CuvAe is our most creative endeavor. Itas about the style of Cain and our vision of what classical red wine can be. Drawing from specific vineyards, both mountain and valley, as well as two vintages, we strive to compose a wine of aromatic complexity that is truly silky and sits lightly and refreshingly on the palate. If we have succeeded, the wine will dance on your tongue!