This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of two vineyards located in Chiles Valley and the Oak Knoll district of Napa. Both are farmed sustainable practices are in place. Chiles Valley brings an austere strength that pairs beautifully with the approachable nature of the Oak Knoll district’s rich soils.
Brought into the cellar late in September destemmed and taken directly to tank as whole berries. The must was allowed to cold soak over a period of 3 days allowing indigenous yeast an opportunity to set in and begin a cool, slow fermentation. Punchdowns occurred daily and the must was pressed off sweet allowing the wine to finish fermentation in barrel before bottling. The wine was racked once to prepare for bottling after 20 months in 50% new Bordelaise French oak barrels.
The 2021 Napa Cabernet is a powerful and well-structured wine, showcasing the classic characteristics of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It is super approachable in its youth, but with the potential for aging and further development in the bottle. Full-bodied with a rich and velvety texture. Concentrated flavors of black fruits like blackberry and black currant, with a touch of blueberry. Firm but well-integrated tannins that provide structure and aging potential. Balanced acidity that gives the wine a lively and fresh quality. Layers of complexity with secondary notes like tobacco, leather, or earthiness.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sustainable vineyard source
Carbon Conscious glass and labels used
Unfinned, unfiltered, uninoculated
Total sulfur < 95 ppm