2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Castellucci • Ponti Road • Stagecoach vineyards
Our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from three of Napa's finest properties, the Castellucci Vineyard of Spring Mountain, the Ponti Road Vineyard on the valley floor near Rutherford, and the Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak high in the Vaca Mountains on Napa's eastern ridge. Each vineyard contributes its unique characteristics to create a wine reflecting the complex range of Napa's aromas and flavors. It's a classic Napa Cab that is approachable while young but with the structure to improve with age.
The wine is our signature traditional style emphasizing dark fruits, with herbal, spicy aromatics and medium weight and length. On the palate there is a pronounced core of black cherry and dark chocolate with hints of cedar and allspice. Bold tannins anchor a long, satisfying finish. The complex flavors are well integrated in the youthful wine and will continue to improve over the next 6 to 7 years. It is an elegant accompaniment to food.
Our 2015 Napa Cab was harvested between September 15 and 30, 2015. It was fermented using 90 percent whole berries to emphasize bright fruit characteristics and aged for 22 months in 45 percent new French oak barrels. Small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were added to enhance the mouthfeel and enliven the aromatics. The wine was bottled on July 25, 2017.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wines and our Napa Valley Cab pairs well with steak, roasts, hearty stews, wild game, mild or strong cheeses and for dessert, the classic pairing of Chocolate & Cab!
AVA: Napa Valley
Cepage: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Average Brix at harvest: 25.2
TA: 6.4 g/l
Cases produced: 100