2020
JCB Wappo Hill

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: WPCSN203
$255
Description

Wappo Hill is the spiritual center of Napa Valley; the highest point on the valley foor and the pinnacle of 4,000 years of civilization. Its mystical location was the apex of the Wappo land. The Wappo name honors the bravery, strength and wisdom of the founding people of Napa. The hill rises 666 feet, providing the Wappo a strategic perspective onto their cherished valley, with views from the San Pablo Bay to Mt. St. Helena. It was there they surveyed the map of Napa Valley that bore the Wappo name.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

With a glistening jewel tone in the glass.

Aroma: 

Deep violet hue of this Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates balanced acidity with aromas of dark fruits, crème de cassis and a slight herbal note.

Palate: 

Thee detection of exotic spices is complemented with bursts of bold cherries that greet the nose. Its lingering finish delivers a layered experience of fine-grained tannins and expressive earthiness.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2020 was a challenging growing season that provided factors beyond the normal parameters. Temperatures started out with a mild Spring giving us a great early start, but after the cool summer mornings and warmer than average days, two wildfires interrupted the build up to harvest. Despite the dicult circumstances, the outcome is that of triumph and finesse.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15% 
  • pH: 3.68
  • TA: 6.2
  • Aging:
    • 19 months
    • 100% French oak
    • 24% New oak 
  • Production: 175 cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
New York strip steak
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses