RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Every vintage and harvest presents a unique set of obstacles, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. Vintage 2019 began with occasional rains and cooler temperatures, which brought soil saturation and allowed fruit to mature steadily. Summer helped the grapes to ripen, and the warm days and cool nights of the Fall fostered gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas, with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in the bottle.
FROM THE CELLAR
"Made with fruit sourced from our home AVA in the Napa Valley, Mount Veeder, this Small Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the essence of the Mount Veeder appellation. This AVA was officially established in 1993 and typically delivers wines of a powerful structure. The vineyards benefit from steep slopes, well-drained volcanic soils, and direct sunlight to render a well-structured wine with an intense concentration of blackberry, blueberry, earth and baking spice. This is a wine with presence, lingering tannins paired with vanilla make you want to go back for more and explore what it has to offer."
- Stephanie Pope, Winemaker