Wine Maker Notes
After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak, further concentrated the wine’s rich cherry, dark berry, and cassis flavors, adding subtle
nuances of toasted vanilla and toffee.
To create Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, we sourced grapes from Napa Valley’s finest wine growing regions to create a blend that truly represents the entirety of Napa Valley - fruit from hillside vineyards at our Oso estate in Northeast Napa and Suscol Ranch in Southern Napa were blended with valley floor fruit from Oak Knoll and Wooden Valley. By blending fruit from Napa’s volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the valley floor, we accomplished our goal of crafting a wine that boasts a beautifully rounded mouthfeel and layers of rich, complex flavors.