Palate

The 2015 Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District seduces with augmented notes of sweet black raspberries, black cherries & black currants accompanied by natural violets, shaved graphite and dried cloves. This wine is decadent and mouth coating, with rich layers of dark fruits that canvas the palate leading into a nearly never-ending finish.

Growing Conditions

Tucked into the dramatic palisades of the Stags Leap District, our estate vineyard sits on 45 magnificent acres. Ultramodern architecture and design, paired with a contemporary stance on environmental responsibility, Odette is symbolic of the future of Stags Leap. Odette is committed to producing full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons that are notable for the combination of power and finesse, while simultaneously showcasing the unique terroir of the estate. In 2015 Mother Nature brought us the earliest harvest on record. Between the sun and heat, we had a few weeks of cooler weather during flowering which resulted in a reduced crop. Although production is limited, the quality remains extremely high with characteristics of enhanced fruit purity, depth and concentration. The 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from various blocks on our 45-acre Estate in the heart of the Stags Leap District AVA. There was a total of 27 passes across the 32 producing acres over a two week span, enabling each micro-block to be captured at optimal ripeness. Production: 92 Barrels

Winemaking

Fermentation took place in fully jacketed stainless steel fermenters after a three day cold soak at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Macerations lasted 6-12 days at a maximum temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and finished up in late winter. The blend was crafted in the early spring of 2016 granting sufficient time to marry together over the next 15 months.

Aging

The wine was aged in 75% new French Oak for 20 months prior to bottling.

Appearance

Impenetrable purple in color, lavish & full-bodied,