RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Each vintage presents a unique set of conditions, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. For vintage 2018, budbreak began on schedule at the end of February, and spring brought moderate temperatures that progressed into a warm summer without any disruptive heat spikes. Steady growing conditions continued through Harvest, which began in mid-September for the white varieties. We continued picking our red varieties long into the first weeks of November. With such lengthy hang time, the fruit matured consistently and was picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in 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 intense concentration of cassis, dark berry bramble and earth, with mouth-filling tannins.