Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor

"For more than a century our Cabernet Sauvignon has defined the unique character of Napa Valley. I've had the honor for more than 20 years to carry on this tradition. I am pleased to off this elegant and balanced wine, which expresses velvety layers of blackberry, ripe plum and chocolate." - Jeffrey Stambor, Winemaker

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

A great value from the great producer, this includes 5% Touriga, 4% Petite Sirah and 1% of mixed other grapes. Together, they offer juicy cherry notes and a big imprint of toasted tannin, the backbone of oak substantial yet soft and approachable. The finish is all mocha.” - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, February 2019 

Tasting Notes

Deep and intense, our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the superb concentration of the vintage. Opulent layers of blackberry, black cherry and juicy plum character unfold with complex nuances of violet and mocha. Ample, mature tannins provide firm structure and rich texture for the mouthfilling flavors. Nicely integrated hints of allspice, cinnamon, and caramel from toasted oak barrels lace the aromas and lingering finish. This big, generous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious now, yet promises cellar worthiness.

Vineyard Note

We sourced the majority of the Cabernet from Napa Valley’s Rutherford, Calistoga and St. Helena appellations. The diverse soils and microclimates, as well as the various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and cultivation techniques, contributed to this wine’s complex flavor profile. The balance of the blend was grown both in our estate vineyards and other quality vineyards of Napa Valley.

Winemaking Notes

After the grapes were destemmed and crushed, we fermented the must in stainless steel tanks until dry. We then pressed the wines and transferred them to toasted 60-gallon oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 15 months of aging. We blended several varieties with the Cabernet Sauvignon to add plushness to the wine’s mid-palate and finesse to the lingering finish, as well as to enhance the flavor and aroma profile.

Vintage Notes

A mild winter across California lead to early bud break in 2015, but limited rain and moderate temperatures through the growing season caused the overall length of the growing season to be consistent with years past. 2015 yields were slightly lower than the previous year, which lead to exceptional quality, resulting in a Cabernet with tremendous concentration of flavors, highly saturated color, and layers of complexity.
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