2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

NAPA VALLEY
$44.00 per bottle   /   $37.40 club price
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91 points, James Suckling

This beautifully blended 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is exquisitely balanced with excellent fruit concentration. On the nose, this wine delivers richness with cassis, black cherries, mixed berry compote, cola, crushed violets, and a touch of licorice. The palate offers plush tannins, fresh red plums, vanillin, clove and baking spices with a mineral-driven finish that is elegant yet well structured.

WINEMAKER NOTES

This beautifully blended 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is exquisitely balanced with excellent fruit concentration. On the nose, this wine delivers richness with cassis, black cherries, mixed berry compote, cola, crushed violets, and a touch of licorice. The palate offers plush tannins, fresh red plums, vanillin, clove and baking spices with a mineral-driven finish that is elegant yet well structured. This offering is enjoyable today but will also evolve with cellar aging through 2025.

THE VINTAGE

A mild winter with very little rain led to an early bud break and early start to our growing season in 2015. Spring weather was also cool but summer warmed up nicely, allowing the fruit to mature at an even rate. With less water in the soil and consistent summer heat, our Cabernet Sauvignon grape berries grew beautifully but small. Small Cabernet berries make great wine with outstanding concentration and an excellent skin to juice ratio. Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested the last three weeks of September when they were in perfect balance.

WINE FACTS

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon   

Appellation: Napa Valley   

Alcohol: 14.4% 

Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec