Calistoga, Napa California
Alcohol = 14.6%
pH = 3.76
2019 was another incredible season. We were thrilled with the growing season producing very high-quality grapes. Harvest went well with lower-than-expected yields which offered high-quality grapes. The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in 1⁄2 ton Macro bins and manual punch downs were done numerous times daily through fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak for 23 months and bottled in December 2021.
The 2019 is a deeply colored Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, the wine showcases rich blackberry fruit, espresso, and tobacco. The complex palate bursts with dark cherry and blackberry flavors surround by earth and cigar box. The tannins are firm, yet elegant and balanced. This wine is designed to be drunk upon release but can age gracefully for a decade or longer.
The wine opens with an exotic mix of black cherry, black currant, and hints of herbs and warm spices. Blackberries and cherries tease the palate before exploding into a broad wine and mouth-filling with soft tannins, elegant and focused from the beginning to the long lingering finish. This wine has the balance to age gracefully for a decade.
Decanting this wine before drinking is recommended.