Delightful aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis, with a floral component of white blossom
and fruit with almonds and peach.
The wine is rich, dense and concentrated, with great
balance, nice spice and beautiful ripe well-coated tannins that translates into a generous, silky
wine with power and charm. One of the best Napa Valley Cabernet we ever made, a delight
now but can definitely be cellared for further enjoyment for the next decade or more.
The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from selected cooler hillside
vineyards in the Napa Valley AVA. Respect and protection of the fruit is our number one objective during the whole process.
Handpicked in 35 pound picking lugs between the 8
the 27th of October.The grapes were hand-harvested at sunrise and carried right away to the winery in small
picking lugs, to be de-stemmed and entirely hand-sorted by 14 women on our state-of-theart
We did not fine nor filter the wine prior to bottling in order to keep it as expressive and
balanced as possible.
4-day cold soak at 37°F. The alcoholic fermentation and the
extended maceration happened in our temperature controlled small tanks for a total of 4 to 5
weeks depending on the lots.
The wine was then barreled into 75 percent new French oak barrels in order to go through
the malolactic fermentation and 18 months of ageing, at what time tasting, topping and
racking the barrels became our duty until the bottling.
18 months in 75 % new French oak barrels
Shows an attractive ruby/purple color.