Winter ReleaseMeteor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2016

Winemaker’s Notes

Meteor Vineyard is, for me, the finest site in Coombsville, consistently producing incredibly succulent, intense wines with great purity of sleek, dark fruit. We build this wine in the vineyard, pinpointing the leanest soils and highest elevation points in our two clonal parcels and harvesting them earlier than the lower-lying, heavier soil areas. This precise, targeted farming and harvesting allow us to draw out all the special nuances of this magical site to maximize the elements that make this cool-climate Cabernet such an intriguing proposition. Ultimately, this is a wine with so much deliciousness it’s hard to resist.

Deep garnet in color, the wine resonates with deep, dark aromas of violets, cassis, freshly picked blackberry and dried herbs with an earthy, mineral lift. The pure fruit entry evolves seamlessly to a focused, concentrated mid-palate, flickering and fading between richness and delicacy, power and vibrancy, the layers and flavors undulating and interweaving along a strong structural spine. The finish is long with an echo of black cherry pit and bittersweet cocoa tannins. Dark, muscular and powerful, the wine has time on its side as it slowly uncoils. Look forward to 20+ years of evolution in the cellar. Drink from late 2019.

Andy Smith

Meteor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

september 20th

Appellation

coombsville – napa valley

Clones

4 and 337

Age of Vines at Harvest

17 years

Barrel Aging

aged 20 months in 55% new french oak from atelier centre france.

Production

202 cases of 750mL
12 cases of 1.5L
12 bottles of 3L

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