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. 

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate

Harvest Date                            September 30, 2017
Blend                                       100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                            18 Months 100
% new French oak
Bottling Date                           May 22, 2019
Release Date                            September 17, 2020
Cases Produced                        72
Alcohol                                    15.4
%

Price                                         $125/bottle

 

A beautiful and classic Cabernet.  This elegant wine boasts pure aromas of black cherry, summer strawberry, dried herbs and sweet pipe tobacco.  The palate is lush and bright with rocky earth and tobacco leaf woven between fresh fruits.  The 2017 Estate Complement is reminiscent of a classic Napa Cabernet, approachable now and worthy of time in the cellar.  This is a wonderful small lot wine.  

 

--Dave Grega, Associate Winemaker

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Complement

Harvest Date                            September 30, 2017
Blend                                       100
% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging                            18 Months 60
% new French oak
Bottling Date                           May 22, 2019
Release Date                            September 17, 2020
Cases Produced                        112
Alcohol                                    14.8
%

Price                                         $85/bottle

 

APurity and finesse; this Oakville Cabernet has an alluring nose of Asian plum and Mission Fig with ribbons of dried strawberry and currant.  The palate is elevated and saturated with red and black fruits, a hint of semi-sweet chocolate and tea leaf linger and the finish remains lifted and fresh which keeps your interest and invites yet another sip.  The wine is approachable with decanting and will cellar beautifully for five or more 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.