Aromas of black
fruits and notes of vibrant cedar. Richness of black cherry and black currant. A
well-structured wine with a rounded mouth-feel and undertones of toast and
smoke. Medium- bodied with bold tannins; this wine will drink well for the next
10 years.

Growing Conditions

The family is committed to growing grapes without the use of chemicals. Certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers, Oakville Winery uses organic vineyard management techniques. Selective leaf and shoot removal reduces fungus and mildew pressure. Cover crops like oats, peas, mustard and vetch, are planted between rows to naturally inhibit soil erosion, reduce dust, restore nutrients and encourage microbiological activity. Even grape skins and stems are composted after harvest and added back to the soil, replenishing nitrogen and potassium and increasing microbiological activity.

Oakville is the hub of Napa’s Cabernet fame and we feel a great responsibility to perpetuate that legacy. The Oakville Wines are entitled to be labeled Estate as we both grow and produce our wines in the Oakville AVA. This distinction compels us to guard both the quality of the wine and the annuity of the land for generations to come. The Pelissa Vineyard is 60 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a style that reflects modern Oakville.


Aged 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels.