2020
Oakville

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: BTCSOA203
$100
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$80.00 Member Price*
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Description

In 1861, our founder, Count Haraszthy, journeyed to Europe to procure the finest grapevines. While in Bordeaux, he declared “Cabernet Sauvignon is its unsurpassed grape. The wine made of it possesses splending color and an exquisite bouquet.” Bringing choice cuttings back to California, he propagated them at Buena Vista and sold thousands to those that founded the Napa Valley wine world. We celebrate Buena Vista’s historic contribution to Napa wine by offering this concentrated and seamless Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Rich, bright garnet in color.

Aroma: 

This 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon tempts you with flavors of ripe plum, juicy raspberries, and blackberry. Accentuated on the nose are intoxicating notes of bright fruit, cassis and chocolate.

Palate: 

The palate is luxurious and lengthy with soft, silky tannins and an elegant and luscious mouthfeel.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2020 kicked off with ideal growing conditions. Mild temperatures led to evenly developed clusters and an early budbreak was followed by a warm to hot summer. Low winter rains resulted in smaller berries with concentrated flavors. Harvest was in early August and all things pointed to normal yields and exceptional fruit quality.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Oakville
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.05%
  • pH: 3.6
  • TA: 5.4g/l
  • Fermentation: 100% Barrel fermented in French oak
  • Ageing:
    •  24 Months
    • 50% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Juicy Grilled Steak, Bone-in Ribeye
Cheese & Nuts:
Stilton or Blue Cheese
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce