Our wines are made in a style crafted to take advantage of the distinctive Oakville character of our fruit.  After fermentation is complete the wines are transferred to new French oak barrels made by Taransaud and Darnajou.  They are 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. 

 

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate

Harvest Date                            September 30, 2016
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 100
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            June 11, 2018
Release Date                            September 15, 2019
Cases Produced                       50
Alcohol                                      14.2
%

Price                                          $125/bottle

 

 A beautiful expression of Oakville terroir.  Perfumed aromatics of dried strawberry, plum and blackberry jam lead to an expansive mid palate full of preserved fruits and sweet herbs.  Perfectly ripe tannins carry the flavor to a long finish with 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, allowing the wine to develop in complexity and texture.  --Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker

 

 

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Complement

Harvest Date                            September 30, 2016
Blend                                        100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                             18 Months 60
% new French oak
Bottling Date                            June 11,, 2018
Release Date                            June 11, 2019
Cases Produced                       200
Alcohol                                      14.5
%

Price                                          $80/bottle

 

An elegant and seamless Cabernet from both hillside an alluvial blocks on the Nemerever estate.  Notes of fresh strawberry, dried cherry and mission fig, complemented by subtle vanilla and crème brûlée.  The finish carries well beyond 30 seconds and the saturation of fruit on the palate is balanced nicely with just the right amount of acidity.  A perfect wine to drink now or cellar for 3 to 4 years.  --Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker.

 

 

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