Vineyard Notes: Just over 50% of the blend comes from the Wurz vineyard, which is just a stones’ throw from the Silenus estate in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The next 22% is from the Silenus estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard located in Oak Knoll. This is a very special location and the vineyard has a long history of producing extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. Then final 22% is Merlot from the “Ranch 9” vineyard located at on Monticello road, north/east of the town of Napa.
Deep, ruby red color. Wild berry and wood fragrance on the nose. On the palate, there are very rich and deep fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry, plum and a touch of fig with vanilla and cocoa flavors mixed in. Very long finish with dense fruit – cherry pie filling, cappuccino, and cedar.
This is THE classic wine to pair with red meat. It is also excellent with rich soft cheeses.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot
Harvest Dates: Cabernet Sauvignon: Sept 22 and 23, 2015. Merlot: September 16-17, 2015
Bottling Date: December 11, 2017
Aged in oak barrels for 28 months. 60% new French & American oak, and 40% neutral oak.
TA = 6.02 g/L
pH = 3.63
Cases produced: 100