When I started making Cab in 2002, I had spent time at our local boutique wine shop buying up what ever the manager Ben Pearson would put in my basket. I told him I wanted to make French style cabs with lower Alc, less new oak and more acid. I feel our 2015 captured the spirit of Napa 1976 when a lowly Napa Cab beat the French in Paris in a blind tasting and thus forever putting California on the map as a world class growing region.
Tar, tart cocoa, fresh clove and earth aromas. Very slightly tannic, the flavors are vibrant with floral herbal notes, fresh green olives.
This wine is fun to make.
20% new French oak