93 Points - Wilfred Wong
91 Points - International Wine and Spirit Competition
90 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards
This age-worthy Cabernet has great density and length. It's complex yet nimble on the back palate, with a long balanced finish. Pairs perfectly with barbecued ribs, a rack of lamb or ratatouille.
Vintage: High rain fall at the beginning of the season, a mild winter, transitioning into a beautiful spring. There was an early bud break and flowering, followed by sunny days and high temperatures through June and August.
Vineyard: Yountville vineyard forms the heart of this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes from their Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. They farm all of their vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.
The Wine: Aromas of red fruits, rich leather and nuances of violets burst out of the glass. Its full-bodied, rich mouthfeel carries these flavors for a long, lingering finish that loves a good grilled steak, rack of lamb or roasted duck.
Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
Varietals: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cab Franc
Appellation: Napa Valley Estate
Harvest date: Sept. 26th - Nov. 13th 2017
Sugar: 24 Brix (average)
Fermentation: Indigenous yeast with 4 weeks of skin contact.
Total acid: 5.7 g/L
Aging: 20 months
Type of oak: 100% French oak barrels
Bottling date: August 2019
Release date: March 2020
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