Showcasing a beautiful violet color in the glass, this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon lures you in at the first glance. The vibrantly intense flavors of plump dark fruit, dark cherry, cocoa powder, greet the palate. The velvety tannins add structure and send a wave of luxuriously rich texture. A blend of baking spices and dark chocolate weave seamlessly to create an essence of Mexican hot chocolate.
Persephone Vineyard is our 350-acre estate in the heart of Pope Valley, a largely undiscovered grape-growing region in the northeast corner of Napa Valley. The ranch is planted with 130 acres of vines, which includes our Bordeaux grape varieties as well as Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. At nearly 1,000 feet elevation, the area is characterized by wide temperature swings and little fog, which allows for a consistent growing season and produces fruit with rich, focused flavor, and a precise sense of place. Persephone is sustainably farmed, moving towards organic certification.
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.