Floral nose, flawless in its purity. This wine captures the draw of Cabernet Sauvignon grape at its core.
Very smooth, with bright and round acidity; and fully mouth-coating. Long finish, with subtle rich tannins. One of a kind! Sorry we did not produce more!
While 2020 vintage was a serious challenge in Napa Valley, we were very fortunate to bring in grapes before the fires, that were not affected by smoke. We did pass on some vineyards, but were extremely pleased with the Yountville vineyard for our Sauvignon Blanc; and the Orchard Avenue vineyard (Oak Knoll AVA) for our Rose and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Situated on the west side of Napa Valley, midway between the city of Napa and of the town of Yountville, the Orchard 5 vineyard is a 8year old vineyard sits flat on the valley floor, and basks in full days of sun, unshaded from the surounding hillsides. Entirely planted to clone 4, it yields a lush, ripe, and fruit driven crop, composed of deep blue and red berry flavors.
The wine shows a deeper pink, toward garnet, than we aimed for, and has a rich comfortable hue.
Perfect when lightly chilled for any warm spring and summer event, such as a Wednesday.