Aromas of black currant, violets, mocha, aniseed and wild
herbs blend seamlessly.
The palate is full bodied with rich
saturated black fruits supported by a chocolatey richness and
graphite like minerally tannins rounding out this powerful,
Grapes for our 2015 Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested
and blended from our three Napa Valley vineyards located within
the Spring Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Yountville appellations.
The 2015 season was one of contrasts. The vintage was noted
by significantly reduced yields (-35-50%) a result of a cool and
damp flowering period in Spring which resulted in poor fruit set
and fewer berries per bunch. The Summer and Autumn were
hot and dry continuing the run of drought conditions which
commenced from the 2012 vintage. The quality of the fruit was
outstanding although in limited supply with the vintage likely to
be recognized as one of Napa Valleys greatest. The solid structure of this wine will allow it
to age for 15 to 20 years.
Harvest dates: September 14 - October 1, 2015
Once harvested, our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sorted
using an optical sorter that inspects individual berries to ensure
uniform, perfect ripeness. The must then underwent five days of
a cold maceration followed by seven days of fermentation. The
wine then rested on the skins for up to one month to develop
additional complexity before being pressed.
Aged for 14
months in French oak barrels, 30 percent of which was new.
The 2015 Unfiltered Cabernet is dark and inky in color.
A true Napa Valley Cabernet, this wine will make a great match
with venison served with a pan sauce, grilled lamb chops or a tritip
steak rubbed with rosemary and freshly ground pepper.