Impenetrably dark ruby in the glass, the 2015 shows black fruit aromas and sleek sweetness on the nose. The palate is a textured brocade of dense black raspberry, boysenberry and Bing cherry notes, folded in with unsweetened cocoa, vanilla, and a tiny touch of mint on the lengthy finish. A classic Napa Valley Cabernet with suede-like structure that will continue to evolve in the cellar, should you choose to wait.
2015 had highs and lows that make it an intriguing vintage. Winter started warm, but the year turned cold during the peak of the bloom in May. Late-summer heat marked 2015 as a richer, rounder vintage for our estate. Vineyard sun shades protected clusters from the searing rays and allowed us to retain freshness. By harvest, although the overall yields were lower, the Riverbed Vineyard gave us clusters of grapes with intense fruit.
We grow all of our grapes on a single estate in the west bench of Appellation St. Helena. Our soil is Bale gravelly loam that provides the perfect conditions for producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
September 1-September 14
24 months in 100% new French oak barrels
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