2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1,122 Cases Produced
"A classic vintage to make Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. This wine has balance, energy and tension. The distinctive sites we sourced from mesh together effortlessly to achieve Cabernet Nirvana" Cristie Kerr
Layers of red-toned fruits, blackberry bramble, and forest floor entice on the nose, with subtle undertones of baking spices. The fruit darkens on the pallet, with intense black cherry laced with cocoa nib, and anise. These more dominant dark notes slowly yield to dried fruit and warming clove notes on the finish. The wine builds brilliantly, developing structure, while maintaining a lively delicacy. The soft plush tannins continue evolving, creating a long pleasing finish.
22 Months in 85% New French Oak
Harvested between 9/26 and 10/26
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
The 2019 vintage was one of the cooler vintages of the last decade. Ample spring rains fueled healthy canopy growth and a crop that was nearly as generous as 2018. The first half of the growing season was moderate, and therefore somewhat extended. This allowed the vines time to slow their growth heading into veraison and maximize their nutrient uptake and pre-ripening photosynthesis. The second half of the season, in which the grapes ripen and are harvested, was warm, with some heat during the harvest period, leading to wines of incredible silkiness, fresh and pure fruit, elegant texture, and impressive length.