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. 

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate

Harvest Date                            October 12, 2018
Blend                                       100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                            18 Months 100
% new French oak
Bottling Date                           August 31, 2020
Release Date                            September 17, 2020
Cases Produced                        101
Alcohol                                    14.8
%

Price                                         $125/bottle

 

Brooding black cherry and rose petal aromas are wrapped in dark chocolate and cigar box notes.  The 2018 Estate Complement is showing the darker, more deductive profile of the vintage.  Pure and lifted on the palate; this wine has the ability to age as well as the Estate cuvée.  However, it offers a mire jovial experience early on in the life of the wine.  Drink now through 2026.

 

–Tasted in September 2021 by Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker.

The highest cuvée from the Nemerever estate; this wine holds the strength and beauty of Oakville at its core.  Deep tones on the nose of dried strawberry and blackberry preserves are inviting and warm.  Secondary aromas of crème brûlée and sweet tobacco leaf give an almost exotic feel to this wine. The palate is polished and round, drenched in black and red berry preserves and a beautiful dried tea leaf and rose component.  The 2018 Estate is pleasantly approachable on release but will age well for the next decade.  Drink now through 2030. –Tasted in September 2021 by Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker.

 

 

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Complement

Harvest Date                            October 12, 2018
Blend                                       100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                            18 Months 80
% new French oak
Bottling Date                           August 30, 2020
Release Date                            September 17, 2020
Cases Produced                        86
Alcohol                                    14.8
%

Price                                         $85/bottle

 

Brooding black cherry and rose petal aromas are wrapped in dark chocolate and cigar box notes.  The 2018 Estate Complement is showing the darker, more deductive profile of the vintage.  Pure and lifted on the palate; this wine has the ability to age as well as the Estate cuvée.  However, it offers a more jovial experience early on in the life of the wine.  Drink now through 2026.

–Tasted in September 2021 by Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker. 

 

Destemmer from space.
Destemmer from space.