2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend Composition | 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
Harvest Date | September 19
Finished pH | 3.69
Finished TA | 5.8 g/L
Alcohol by volume | 14.1%
Production | 256 cases
The 2015 growing season started early in Napa Valley. As California entered its fourth year of drought, we were fortunate to receive spring rains sufficient to fill our reservoir and saturate the soil. Consistent sun and warmth throughout the growing season led to an early crop of high-quality grapes.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of clones 6, 30 and 337, along with Merlot Clone 181, all of which enhance the complexity of the finished wine. In the winery we handle the fruit gently, destemming without crushing the berries. We adjust our cap management techniques—punchdowns and pumpovers—to get the desired structure and color without overextraction.
This wine displays a rich garnet hue and beautiful, compelling aromas. Notes of black fruits such as blackberry, cassis and black plums are intermixed with hints of cedar, vanilla, and black tea. The wine is impeccably balanced, and the abundant tannins are silky and beguiling. Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and vibrant, yet also concentrated and intense, with ever-evolving, complex aromas that will keep you coming back for more.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is irresistible now but will reward cellaring for a decade or more.
This versatile wine would be wonderful with grilled skirt steak, leg of lamb, lamb chops, or a wild mushroom risotto.
- Matt Reid, Winemaker