00% cabernet sauvignon from milo and kay may's discovery vineyard which sits on a hillside bench overlooking the columbia river. The nose is perfumed rich black raspberry and plums graphite notes and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep full- bodied and complex with a fine core of fruit ripe chewy tannins good acids and outstanding length and grip on the focused and youthful finish.
The cab was hand picked and sorted fruit from the best vineyards in lodi. The cab started fermentation in stainless steel tanks and used an aerative pump over system to extend the maceration cycle for better richness and mouthfeel. Blend: 86% cabernet sauvignon 9% merlot 4% petit verdot 1% cabernet franc - cosentino vineyard
The vineyards: chalk hill is an appellation with generally warmer days than in the rest of the russian river valley with a variety of volcanic and alluvial soils across the western foothills of the mayacamas range rising 200 to 300 feet in elevation. Here at our los amigos ranch just south of healdsburg cabernet sauvignon and merlot develop deep bold flavors. The growing season: 2013 was an exceptionally good year for growing grapes in the russian river valley. A gradual heat progression through the growing season combined with an above average yield allowed the fruit to ripen slowly ensuring maximum flavor development. The winemaking: our single vineyard cabernet is aged for up to 17 months in a combination of european and american oak. The wine contains a small amount (5%) of merlot also from our los amigos ranch to enhance the silky texture of this exquisite cabernet. The wine: this incredibly dark crimson-violet cabernet sauvignon exhibits bright aromas of raspberr
''winemaker's notes: this wine's personality was formed through the warm and dry growing season. The grape seeds naturally turned ultra-ripe early creating an ethereal wine with fine-grain tannins. Acids were higher than in 2013 preserving the wine's freshness. While our 2014 is not as structured as the 2013 the vintage is very lush and approachable. Vintage: for the third year in a row napa valley experienced an exceptional vintage aided by neardrought conditions. Budbreak came slightly early and the modest temperatures through the growing season helped preserve moisture. July's relatively low temperatures coupled with high relative humidity slowed down sugar accumulation to achieve perfect ripeness with lower alcohol. Harvest started and ended about two weeks earlier than normal producing superb quality. Vineyard: our yountville vineyard forms the heart of our napa valley cabernet sauvignon with grapes from our rutherford and calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend.
Tenma vineyard on an alluvial fan in jericho canyon in northeastern calistoga produces cabernet sauvignon wines of deep color and intensity. The rocky terrain here is well-drained with a very sparse topsoil which is a perfect combination for growing world-class cabernet sauvignon when combined with the climate of napa valley. Once in the glass this 2017 clos pegase napa valley estate cabernet sauvignon releases lush aromatics of blackberries blueberries and coconut. As the wine breaths more subtle notes of cedar dried herbs and espresso bean begin to emerge. Rich and bold on the palate the tannins drive the finish balanced by a core of dark fruit. The acid sits on the back of the palate coming through towards the finish helping the flavors evolve as the pleasure of sipping continues.
Fuse is a modern-styled delicious blend offering classic notes of black currants blueberries and a background whiff of vanillin. Medium-bodied supple flavors suggest this attractive easygoing well-endowed cabernet sauvignon should drink well for years!
Sitting at the crossroads of carneros and napa valley starmont occupies a portion of the historic stanly ranch. Established as a wine growing region over 150 years ago carneros and napa valley are world renowned for sustainably growing classic burgundian and bordeaux wines. With foggy mornings and cool afternoon bay breezes creating the perfect conditions starmont wines are expressive approachable and distinctly carneros. Wine notes grown in top vineyards across the napa valley starmont cabernet lots were hand selected for their rich robust flavors and fine tannins. Very dark red in color with aromas of dark cherry red currant boysenberry and graphite with background notes of baking spices and dried sage. Bright fruit flavors along with subtle toasty oak are framed by well balanced acidity and well resolved tannins. The finish shows great structure with well integrated and resolved tannins. Ours is a restrained style napa cab not over-ripe or overly extracted. Meant to be
This wine has a signature style that is dark in color with rich fruit and ripe velvety tannins - as approachable in youth as in maturity. Caymus farms cabernet grapes in eight of napa's 16 sub-appellations with diversification enabling the winery to make the best possible wine in a given year. This cabernet offers layered lush aromas and flavors including cocoa cassis and ripe dark berries. - caymus
Tasting notes the 2014 far niente cabernet sauvignon opens with beautifully lifted spice and black fruit aromatics-clove anise black cherry and blackberry-layered with a hint of rich oak. A round supple entry leads to a silky smooth midpalate. Cassis clove and toasted oak complement the black and red fruit flavors. Fine-grained age-worthy tannins provide structure to the dark juicy finish. Vineyard notes the martin stelling vineyard located behind the winery in oakville is the cornerstone of far niente cabernet sauvignon. Planted on some of the most beautiful gravelly loam soil in the napa valley the vineyard uniformly produces wines with supple tannins bright forward fruit and beautiful tannin structure. - far niente
Our cabernet sauvignon vines are planted in gravelly soils in the northwestern quadrant of our estate vineyard in the oak knoll district of napa valley. These well drained soils combined with limited yields produce cabernet sauvignon fruit with bright and complex flavors. The vintage the 2014 vintage was rather exciting. We feel very fortunate to have brought in such fantastic grapes in a year that was marked by severe drought and a significant earthquake here in napa just as harvest began. The weather throughout the growing season was absolutely perfect with our classic warm days and cool nights. We brought in grapes from each block as they reached ideal ripeness and have produced wines of truly exceptional quality. The wine the beautiful nose features aromas of blackberry red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and luxurious with herbal tones and well integrated oak. The elegant finish has complex flavors of cassis cocoa and black pepper. Food affinities bring out th
- crafted from small vineyard lots spanning the napa valley. - open-top fermentation allows the cap to be hand punched every 8 hours. - vineyard lots are kept separate during fermentation and first year of aging prior to selection process. - barrel aged for two years in american oak. The 2014 cabernet sauvignon is another example of an exquisite vintage from the napa valley. This wine exhibits similar characteristics to the previous vintage with even more depth and layered complexity. Following zd's signature style of producing bold ripe and balanced cabernet sauvignons the fruit was sourced from several small intensely farmed napa valley vineyards with their own unique terroir. Each lot was fermented separately in small open-top stainless steel fermentors and punched down three times a day to ensure an effective but gentle extraction of color and tannins. After one year in american oak barrels the vineyard lots are blended and barrel aged for an additional year befo
The mettler family heritage honors 100 years and five generations of farming in lodi with the release of this exceptional cabernet sauvignon. The size of the crop the time spent on the vine and the many months aged in french oak barrels all reflect the care our family took to fully express the potential of these very small and unique portions of ourvineyards. The grapes chosen for this wine came from four of our outstanding blocks of cabernet-all of which are sustainably farmed and planted from unique french clones. For each vineyard the planting and trellis system were customized for the vineyard site. The vines on one of the vineyards situated on a hillside are contoured to follow the natural curvature of a bordering creek. Another vineyard has a unique trellis system to help the grapes ripen more evenly. A custom-designed modification to the vsp (vertical shoot positioning) trellis system allows the fruit in this vineyard to bask in the morning sunlight but then shelters it
Jaw breaker is a term used by our winemaker to describe a wine that is a big n juicy wine. The jaw breaker cabernet sauvignon has all these characteristics. Succulent fruit components and its long lasting finish will convince even the biggest skeptic to start saying give me some of that jaw breaker! Jawbreaker gets its warmth and stamina from the sandy soils of lodi ca. The sub appellation is called clement hills located in southeastern lodi. It is the second largest appellation in lodi showcasing rolling hills and cliffs. Clement hills appellation is warmer and wetter than most of lodi which is why cabernet sauvignon thrives in this environment. The aromas hit your cranium with scents that are reminiscent of cedar cinnamon and sweet woods mixed with silky black currants. The flavors are earthy and vibrant with nuances of deep ripe blackberry and juicy mouth-watering cranberry. Blended with a touch of napa syrah that nicely mellows out the tannin structure. A well-b
One point five takes its name from the term a generation and a half coined by john and dou vineyard locations predominately from two stags leap district sites - shafer's hillside estate vineyard and borderline vineyard located about two miles south of the winery. The 2014 growing season this was the third in a string of warm sun-soaked vintages from spring through early autumn. The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration along with enticing rich aromatics one point five cabernet sauvignon one point five is an elegant silky cabernet sauvignon with soft tannins and abundant fruit that is approachable when young yet capable of aging gracefully. This wine reflects the climate and soils of our stags leap district vineyard sites and shafer's commitment to meticulous sustainable farming and quality winemaking. Winemaker's comments from the moment you pull the cork on t
''the 2014 zd reserve cabernet sauvignon is an outstanding example of an exceptional vintage. Early bud break followed by a warm dry summer - that also included a 6. 0 earthquake in napa on august 24 - led to an early harvest that quickly revealed the supreme quality of the vintage. All of the fruit for this wine came from several small intensely farmed organically certified vineyards in the napa valley including zd's rutherford estate. Each vineyard lot was fermented and barrel aged separately for one year before blending. After several blind tastings in spring of 2015 the reserve lots were blended together and aged for an additional two years in american oak barrels. This wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon. Classic cassis red plum and black cherry make up the core of dense ripe fruit. Subtle notes of clove tobacco cedar and vanilla add to the complexity. On the palate silky soft tannins envelop the fruit and the wine finishes incredibly long and lush. Only 32 barrels of this
Full-bodied and powerful yet intriguingly smooth our reserve cabernet emulates classic stags leap district characteristics known as the iron fist in the velvet glove! Since winemaking is 60% the fruit you are working with and 40% the mad scientist in the lab steve reynolds once again wows us with his talents. As if the attention to detail with the wine wasn't enough we take it one step further by labeling each bottle of our reserve with a handpicked white mustard flower from our estate hand pressed and labeled individually by hand. This wine and everything about it is truly special! - reynolds family winery
Tasting notes the mitchell cabernet is deep in color with a spicy finish. Soft red and black berries - mulberry currants and cassis fill the palate and and sweet underlying oak offers a smooth finish. The vineyard the holbrook mitchell vineyard is situated in the western hills of napa valley just south of yountville. This site has been continually farmed since 1878 as orchards dairy and finally vineyard. The mature vines struggle in the shallow soil to yield low quantities of expressive grapes. - elyse
Tech: 15. 3% alcohol 100% cabernet sauvignon aged 17 months in french oak barrels (100% new). Sensory: inky purple in color with well formed legs' dry full-bodied with balanced acidity and moderately chewy phenolics. Rich lovely rip black and red fruit. Notes of chocolate and rich earth. Lovely texture incorporating lots of oak. Delicious. Excellent bs 92+ hr (wp)
This wine is deep and rich with a smooth and silky texture without being too extracted or over-ripe. The aroma is very fruit forward dominated with blackberry notes and underlying cassis and anise. Flavors are deep and complex with typical napa valley cabernet characteristics. The mouth-feel is rich with plenty of big tannins for cellaring or decanting for immediate enjoyment.
Napa valley vintner randy dunn brings his artistry and expertise to washington state to produce small quantities of cabernet sauvignon from the columbia valley's finest vineyards. His reputation for producing world-class cabernet spans more than four decades. After making wines at caymus from 1975-1985 randy established dunn vineyards on howell mountain where he continues to craft distinctive wines of high acclaim. The 2014 vintage enjoyed a picture-perfect growing season that produced rich flavorful wines. Spring arrived early warm and dry setting the stage for another hot summer. Temperatures were consistently warm hastening an early start to harvest but the columbia valley's balmy fall days and cool autumn nights allowed the grapes to reach full physiological maturity while preserving the fruits' natural acidity and yielding high quality grapes across the board. Hand-harvested grapes were sorted lightly crushed and fermented in small stainless steel tanks. Once fermenta
Round pond estate owned and operated by the macdonnell family is a rutherford farm winery and olive mill specializing in the creation of pure expressive wines gourmet foods and unforgettable farm-to-table guest experiences - all from the heart of the napa valley. In 1992 the macdonnell family made its very first barrel of wine using a handpicked selection of cabernet from our napa valley vineyards. Produced for family and friends this homemade bottling sparked our passion for making wines and became the inspiration for today's round pond estate. Winemaking notes old english for friends & family kith & kin is a cabernet sauvignon sourced from all corners of the napa valley but with its heart rooted in rutherford. In 1992 the macdonnell family made its very first barrel of wine using a handpicked selection of cabernet from their napa valley vineyards. Produced for family and friends this homemade bottling sparked the macdonnell family's passion for making wines a
''jax vineyards napa valley on the nose this astonishing wine entices with generous aromas of blueberry and dark cherry wild sage and lilacs. On the palate its mouth-filling texture is perfectly balanced with bright acidity and a beautiful core of ripe fruit followed by an incredibly persistent mineral and herbal finish. Its fine-grained tannins and weight with out heaviness ensure that it is drinkable now but will age for many years to come. The story behind this wine jax vineyards sources this estate cabernet sauvignon from the family's vineyard in northern calistoga. David jackson purchased the family vineyard after 5 years of searching for his ideal terroir encompassing alluvial loam soil dry farmed vineyards and the elemental protection of our little valley. The jax name represents an updated twist and memorable abbreviation of the family name. Vintage notes 2014 was a dream vintage with quality along the lines of 2012 and 2013. Napa valley's harvest was unusually early