Ripe blackberry surrounded by nuances of cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet tarragon introduces the intense nose of this wine. The Cuvee Katrina Eileen is darker and denser than the Cabernet Sauvignon with a rich full entry, a lively acidity, and a full yet soft finish that continues to deliver blackberry and cassis flavors and hints of mocha and black tea bathed in supple tannin.
Wine Maker Notes
Named after our first-born daughter, Cuvee Katrina Eileen is primarily composed of fruit from a vineyard in the Western Hills of Yountville, where yields are miniscule. The extremely rocky soil of the vineyard produces concentrated clusters of perfectly ripened Cabernet Sauvignon. In German, the name “Katrina” represents purity and fittingly, this wine is made entirely from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, providing a pure expression of this decadent varietal. It also reflects our daughter’s personality with flavors that are complex, unreserved and expressive.