The Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from three different vineyards, located in St Helena, Yountville and Rutherford. The grapes from Rutherford provide the backbone and structure. The St Helena grapes bring out the fresher aromatics, the sweetness and intensity found in Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard in St Helena adds a savory, silky element. The Petit Verdot comes from a cool climate vineyard in Oak Knoll which brings out the texture and its spicier nature. The Cabernet Sauvignon went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins for 49 days. It was then pressed and aged in a mix of French oak barrels (Ermitage, Seguin Moreau) – 31% new – for 18 months before being bottled.
Opening with alluring aromas of oolong tea, caramelized figs and dark chocolate our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of cassis and cocoa nibs are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with complex flavors make this an immensely enjoyable wine.
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