92 Points - International Wine Report
91 Points - Wine Advocate
Will cellar easily for another 10-15 years.
Made from two vineyards along Skellenger Lane and blended to add expressive fruit character and lush tannins. Each component of this blend spent four weeks fermenting on skins to ensure that the tannins and fruit flavors were balanced. The resulting wine is rich and vibrant, offering vivid flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cassis and mocha. All of the Oakville lots were aged in Darnajou, Bel Air, Jarnac and Taransaud barrels, which framed the elegant flavors and allowed the young wine to develop harmoniously. After 20 months in barrel, the wines were racked and bottled, showcasing the dark fruit and richness of Oakville.
Oakville, Napa Valley
This generous and supple 2017 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is dominated by Oakville Ranch Vineyard. Located in the hills among famous neighbors Dalla Valle, Pedregal and Backus vineyards, Oakville Ranch produces powerful, rich, structured wines.
Napa and Sonoma endured tragic wildfires in 2017 at the end of harvest. We feel very fortunate that the Cabernet Sauvignon wines emerged unharmed and the winery remained safe.
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% berry-sorted Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Open-top fermentation, Native yeast
Aging: 75% New French Oak
pH: 3.54 TA: 6.4 g/L
Bottled unfined and unfiltered June 2019
Cases Produced: 500
Deep, rich and generous, with a deep purple hue. Aromas of crushed violets, ripe berries, blueberry pop-tarts, black currant, licorice, chocolate-coated espresso beans, allspice, and cedar box. Full-bodied with a plush, velvety texture.
Polished with a very modern feel - think rich, concentrated, intense, deep and very long, with tons of sexy black fruit, and just the right touch of French oak. This stuff ROCKS for the price!
Harmonious aromas of apple, pear and melon blending perfectly with spicy hints of oak. Rich flavors of lemon crème brulee, crisp apple and white peach round out the backdrop to complete this delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
Tropical & Fresh...
Aromas with peach and passion fruit, balanced with citrus tones of lime and grapefruit, and hints of green apple. The palate offers citrus and tropical flavors with a nice beam of acidity throughout.
This bottling builds upon the Rutherford terroir with loads of red fruit, warm oak with notes of vanilla, anise and cedar. Deep, dark chocolate covered raspberries, Morello cherry, and clove balanced by fine tannins and acidity.
Earthy notes of cherry bark, black raspberry, and cola nut, with touches of sweet clove and orange zest. Fresh pomegranate juice with herbaceous notes of spearmint, evergreen and a subtle hint of lemon verbena, flanked by racy acidity, refined tannins and a subtle salinity.
Aromas of dark cherry, spice, and tobacco. A full mid palate with flavors of black cherry, blueberry-pomegranate and cherry cola, spice, and adorned with toasty French oak in the background. Well rounded, integrated tannins, texturally appealing with a soft sleek mouthfeel.