Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Cases Produced: 150
Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot,
Aromas; sweet currant and blackberry with black pepper, anise, toasted oak and notes of molasses.
Flavors; black plum, bing cherry, espresso bean and wet stone.
A structured wine with excellent depth, flavors and personality.
Flavors; black plum, bing cherry, espresso bean and wet stone. A structured wine with excellent depth, flavors and personality.
Planted in 1975, the vines used in our wines are some of the oldest in Chiles Valley. Planted on a Northeast/Southwest row orientation, the vines are able to maximize sun exposure to each cluster creating rich, complex flavors.
After harvesting in the early morning hours to preserve the fresh, cold fruit, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel on the skins for 15-16 days before being pressed off. It underwent 100% malolactic fermentation to smooth out the acid and allow the development of a rich and soft mid-palate. The final blend is comprised of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot to bring out a jammy, blue fruit quality. After it finished second fermentation, it was placed in French oak for 23 months. 75% was in new oak and 25% once-used both with medium toast.