Winter ReleaseNapa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2017

Winemaker’s Notes

The culmination of four distinctive vineyards, this wine has a deep fruit core defined by its warm, up-valley sites in Oakville and St. Helena. The cooler sites of Coombsville and Spring Mountain layer on broad texture and density. There’s a seamless quality in the blending of these diverse elements, the final wine beautifully combining power and elegance, richness and breadth.

This beautifully intense and aromatic Cabernet transitions from bright red cherry
and plum notes to sweet dark blackberry and cassis fruit. Savory elements of
rosemary and cedar add detail, alongside tobacco and baking spice sweetness.
There’s a seamless flow from the aromas to the palate featuring a core of deep dark
ripe fruit and a silky mouthfeel. The broad, creamy texture possesses a fresh mineral
edge balanced by refined tannins that lead to a plum-skin and cocoa powder finish.
Enjoy this elegant wine now for its youthful intensity or age it for a decade to allow
its natural complexity to fully emerge.

Andy Smith


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

september 14th, 25th & 29th & october 5th

Appellation

Napa Valley

Clones

4, 7 and 337

Age of Vines at Harvest

18 years

Barrel Aging

aged 20 months in 55% new french oak hogsheads from tonnelleries orion, demptos, acf & remond.

Production

800 cases of 750mL

Press

92 points Wine Spectator, October 2020
91 points Vinous Media, January 2020