Our wines are made in a style crafted to take advantage of the distinctive Oakville character of our fruit.  After fermentation is complete the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels made by Taransaud and Darnajou.   It is bottled approximately 21 months after harvest.  Alcohol and extraction levels are somewhat lower than typical Oakville Cabernets making the wines approachable early in their lives. They are pleasant to drink on their own or with a meal.  The tasting notes are written by our associate wine maker, Dave Grega.

 

Oakville is the perfect cross section between elegance and power.  Dark loamy fruits with great mouthfeel and presence combined with a seamless and soft approach could describe the region's wines perfectly. 

 

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Harvest Date                            September 7, 2015
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 100
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            May 24, 2018
Release Date                            September 17, 2018
Cases Produced                       45
Alcohol                                      15.1
%

Price                                          $125/bottle

 

 A beautiful expression of Oakville terroir.  Perfumed aromatics of dried strawberry, plum and blackberry jam lead to an expansive palate full of preserved fruits and sweet herbs.  Perfectly ripe tannins carry the flavor to a long finish that has hints of stick spice and cedar.  An exceptional Oakville Cabernet with strength and finesse.  Can be decanted and enjoyed on release or aged for 5 to 8 years or more during which it will further develop in complexity and texture.  --Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker

 

 

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Complement

Harvest Date                            September 7, 2017
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 60
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            May 24, 2016
Release Date                            September 17, 2016
Cases Produced                       200
Alcohol                                      14.8
%

Price                                          $75/bottle

 

An elegant and seamless Cabernet from both hillside and alluvial blocks on the Nemerever estate.  Notes of fresh strawberry, dried cherry and mission fig are complemented by a subtle vanilla crème brûlée.  The finish carries well beyond thirty seconds and saturation of fruit on the palate is balanced nicely with soft tannin and just the right amount of acidity.  A perfect wine to drink now or cellar for 3 to 4 years or more  --Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker.

 

 

Three-year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Block 1a just before harvest.
Three-year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Block 1a just before harvest.
Destemmer from space.
Destemmer from space.