The moderate season saw no major heat spikes and very little rain threat during harvest. Fruit ripened slightly earlier than normal, allowing us to harvest early for perfect phenoloigical development and ripeness while still at modest sugar levels with excellent acidity. Overall yields were good, with great color and tannin concentration — the best of both worlds.
The wines are classically structured, with ample weight, offering a nice balance between flavor, alcohol, pH and tannin. Another great vintage in Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is plush and powerful, filled with intriguing notes of espresso, graphite, fresh cherry, nutmeg and oak. With the class and structure to age for many years, this Cabernet Sauvignon will also show beautifully in its youth due to the addition of merlot, petit verdot, malbec and cabernet franc. We would recommend 30 plus minutes in a decanter should you prefer to enjoy it immediately.
BLEND: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec