Ripe aromas of plum, cherry fruit, black olive and dried savory herbs in the nose.
It is soft and very elegant on the palate, with a round, supple texture. Cassis and black cherry fruit flavors linger on the finish.
The rugged mountain elevations and complex, marine soils of the Mt. Veeder appellation allow the fruit to mature slowly in this Estate property, allowing the development of incredibly deep red color and rich concentration of flavors with the extended hang-time. We have three clones of Cabernet planted to these steep hills, grafted to 1103P and 101-14 rootstock selections and spaced at 9 ft. between rows and 4 ft. between vines. Row direction is generally North-South on a vertical trellis system. This area has the longest growing season and the lowest yields in Napa Valley and in most years it is last cabernet harvested for V. Sattui.
19 months; 80% new French oak, 20% seasoned oak.
One of our darkest cabernets with incredibly inky color.