Vineyard Notes: Shifflett Ranch in west foothills of Oak Knoll, family owned vineyard since 1940’s, hambright rock outcrop soil, clone 7, neighbors include Dominus and Trefethen
Elegant, weighty, and subtle, this Cabernet combines the best of old world and new world styles to deliver a nose that is complex, earthy, and still fruit driven. Integrated oak gives the wine depth and gravitas while preserving the range of fruit that reaches to red, black, and blue. There is a hint of vanilla and the soft tannins provide a springboard for a finish that is both soft and lingering.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Tech Notes: Picked at 23.8 Brix, 16 day fermentation, 23 months in 100% new French oak with lighter toasts, 14.6% ABV, 200 cases produced. Retail: $150
92 Points-Wine Enthusiast