The 2015 Cabernet Bosché has aromas of dark cherry, brambly blackberry and cassis, with immense depth and complexity. The sweet oak spice is prominent with spice nuances of cinnamon, clove, aromatic cedar, cigar box and dark coco powder.
The flavor is big, voluptuous, and elegant, with rich great depth of dark cherry and Santa Rosa plum. With balanced acidity, good body and texture, the tannins are substantial but integrated, providing a very long, fruitful finish.
The 2015 winter was one of the driest on record for the Napa Valley. The region received 75% of normal precipitation. The relatively dry, warm winter promoted early bud break, and a cool spring supported a long flowering period. The balance of the season was moderate to warm, the crop was light, with small clusters and small concentrated berries, and the fruit ripened about two weeks early on average. A moderate harvest gave way to a warm spell that completed the ripening process a bit early.
8/22 at 25.6° Brix for Merlot and 9/3-9/11 at 26.1° Brix for Cabernet Sauvignon.
5-day cold soak, then fermented in stainless steel fermenters at 75-86°F for 10-28 days of skin contact.
Aged in Barrel: 28 monthsBarrels: 100% French oak (60% new) Cooperage: World Cooperage, Nadalie, Sylvain, Demptos and Marchive.
Dark ruby in color.