RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Each vintage presents a unique set of conditions, 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 bottle.
FROM THE CELLAR
“Made with fruit sourced from among the most famed AVAs in the Napa Valley, Oakville, this Small Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the essence of the Oakville appellation. Established in 1993, this AVA is known to produce wines of power, balance and aging potential. The vineyards' gravel soils and temperate Mediterranean climate present a complexity of dark berry fruit with savory sage, and anise both on the nose and palate. Present tannins paired with vanilla give this wine a rich texture and layered finish that invites you back for more.”
- Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
CURATED CULINARY PAIRING
Something so powerful needs a companion that can also stand tall, so this is clearly a case where a bit of grilled, charred medium rare beef of the highest quality, presented with wild fennel, caramelized onions and leafy, earthy grains would be simply wonderful.
- Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef