Appellation | Napa Valley
Varietal | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production | 320 cases
The grapes for this wine were hand-picked and delivered to the winery. Then they were de-stemmed, sorted, and pumped into a tank for a ve-day cold soak at 50 degrees. When the fermentation began, we pumped over the tank twice per day. Native yeast fermentation lasted for 16 days, followed by a short heated extended maceration of 3 days. The free run was drained from the tank overnight. The wine was barreled down into 70% new French oak and 30% once-used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. This wine was barrel-aged for 24 months and bottled unfiltered.
"The nose here is suggestive, offering up dark notes of dark plums, licorice and dark chocolate, as well as fresh herbs, cedar and ash. The palate shows lovely tension with pretty acidity, grainy tannins and a taut line of acidity. A long, chewy finish. Drink in 2021." - 93 pts, James Suckling