Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Sequoia Grove Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Region: America / California / Napa Valley
Grapes: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet. Franc, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

Grapes come from the finest vineyard sites in Napa Valley's best appellations, including Sequoia Grove and Tonella Estate vineyards in Rutherford (36%), and select parcels from top growers, including Stagecoach, Morisoli, Lamoreaux, Henry Brothers, Johnson Vineyard, Frediani Vineyard, Healy Vineyard, and Christian Vineyard. All fruit is hand sorted before a 1-2 day cold soak, then fermented in small batches, with pumpovers 2-3 times a day, and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine matured for 20 months in American oak barrels (40% new).

#53 / Top 100 Wines of 2018

Wine Spectator

2015 vintage
93 Points

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2015 vintage
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harvest note

Harvest 2015 was one of our earliest years on record. The persistent California drought and a cool spring during bloom led to low yields in the vineyard and an early bud break. Careful irrigation and canopy management were key, and allowed us and our growers to maximize quality and create beautifully ripe and balanced fruit. The wines resulting from the 2015 vintage are some of our favorite to date, the only unfortunate part being that yields were very low.

tasting note

On the nose this wine has notes of sweet vanilla, pepper and spice followed by blackberry, strawberry, and berry pie. On the palate the wine is round and full bodied with notes of red fruit and bright acidity. Age at least 10 years.

food pairing

Versatile with food, this wine pairs well with grilled red meats and vegetables, pork tenderloin and heavy cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet. Franc, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
PH: 3.76
ACIDITY: 5.90 g/L
ABV: 14.4%
AGING: Aged 20 months in barrel, 40% new American oak

points of distinction

  • A concentrated, silky wine emphasizing varietal expression, richness and balance from start to finish.
  • Aged 20 months in barrel, 40% American oak
  • Rutherford-dominated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by Bordeaux grape varieties
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“Temperature and time are the two most significant winemaking tools.”

– Molly Hill, Winemaker

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