Grapevines at Suscol Springs estate are planted amid rocky outcroppings that overlook the valley floor. The effort to develop roots in these rocky soils creates a beneficial stress that causes vines to yield smaller berries of great concentration, balanced acidity, and supple tannins. This vineyard also experiences warm, sunny days and cool breezes—perfect conditions for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon to beautiful varietal expression.

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2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 growing season kicked off with plentiful winter rainfall to replenish the soils. The rocky site of Suscol Springs Vineyard allows for good drainage and vines began the growth cycle with just the right amount of moisture. Steady vine growth and berry development progressed evenly through the summer months. The vintage was cooler than usual; grapes reached peak maturity with balanced fruit flavors and firm tannins.
Tasting Note
A complex nose of blackberry, fresh boysenberry, and violet. On the palate, layered, fresh expressions of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry are balanced by fresh acidity and supported by a firm tannic structure. The finish reveals a hint of minerality underlying the deep, dark fruit.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
APPELLATION: Suscol Springs
PH: 3.62
ACIDITY: 0.60 g/ 100ml
ABV: 14.7%
AGING: 22 months in 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak
Unique Selling Points
  • Sourced exclusively from the Suscol Springs Estate Vineyard in southern Napa Valley
  • Partial crush gives optimum extraction of color, flavor, and tannin from the skins
  • Matured 22 months in French oak barrels, 70% new
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