The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from the finest vineyard sites in the best appellations of Napa Valley, including the Sequoia Grove Estate and Tonella Estate Vineyards in Rutherford, as well as select parcels from top growers, including Morisoli and Beckstoffer in Rutherford, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, Lamoreaux in the Oak Knoll District and Healy in St. Helena. All fruit is hand sorted before undergoing a cold soak followed by inoculation with French yeast strains. Individual wines are fermented in small batches with daily pump-overs. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and is further aged in oak before bottling.

95 Points
Tasting Panel
2021 vintage
92 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 harvest began early and ended early, with over 10 inches of rain falling shortly after the last grapes were picked in mid-October. Canopies and berries were small across all vineyard sites, lending to a concentration of aromas and flavors in the finished wines. The fruit experienced a mild summer with a light crop which sped up ripening. The fruit was hand-picked and berries were hand-sorted before and after the destemming process.
Tasting Note
Aromas of blackberry cobbler, plum, and black currants, followed by warm hints of vanilla and caramelized black fruit.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
PH: 3.73
ABV: 14.9%
AGING: Aged 18 months in French Oak, 60% new
Unique Selling Points
  • A concentrated, silky wine emphasizing varietal expression, richness and balance from start to finish
  • Rutherford-dominated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by Bordeaux grape varieties
  • Aged for 18 months in oak barrels for added complexity

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
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