The 2015 Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
opens with ripe cherry and Santa Rosa plum, coupled
with aromas of spice and floral undertones.
wine offers sumptuous flavors of black currants, cocoa,
nutmeg and sweet toasty oak balanced with a touch of
white pepper. An elegant mouthfeel and juicy finish.
This blend is comprised of fruit from Napa Valley and
Lake County. The blend, with its terroir driven
backbone provides the fullest expression of bright red
fruits and silky tannins; Napa Valley produces grapes
that give the wine structure, balance and acidity; Lake
County’s growing season is short, making for ripe and
velvety wines that are easy to enjoy.
Appellation: North Coast Lake County 67%, Napa County 33%
The 2015 vintage is clearly an outstanding year and a
very fruit-forward one. If you are missing some of the
flamboyance of Napa reds from the early 2000s you are
going to love this vintage. A warm spring led to early
bud break and created the perfect environment for
flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights,
our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with
optimum, bright fruit flavors.
The wine is fermented with both native and inoculated
yeasts, spending nearly 20 days on the skins.
barrel regime includes aging in French oak for 16-19
months, 12% new French oak, before being bottled.
wine pairs perfectly with a myriad of dishes; pork
tenderloin, pasta with rich red sauce, pizza and perfect
as a complement to fine steak.