2015
Oakville

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The grapes for the Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard at the corner of Oakville cross road. This knoll-top vineyard is home to young vines that are expertly maintained and densely planted meter by meter for sun exposure and grape ripening maturity. The soil of this vineyard is Perkins Gravelly Loam soil which features weathers volcanic rock and alluvial sediments that create iron rich soil.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A deep garnet-purple color in the glass.

Aroma: 

2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon showcases aromas of intense plum preserves and exotic spice notes that leap from the glass. 

Palate: 

This full-bodied, rich yet decadent Cabernet features intense flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, eucalyptus and a hint of cedar. Grainy tannins lead to a lively and long, opulent finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The unseasonably warm temperatures in the early growing season in the Napa Valley in 2015 resulted in early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures later in the season caused uneven fruit set and resulted in a smaller crop than previous average yields. Winemakers and vineyard crews worked diligently to pick and sort the best berries. While drought was still a concern for most of California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the water year.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.75
  • TA: 6.0 g/l
  • Aging
    • 20 Months
    • French oak, 56% new
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spanish Lamb Ragout, Bison Kabobs
Cheese & Nuts:
Vella Jack, Gouda
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant, Grilled Portobello Slices
Sauces:
Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Grains:
Polenta
Desserts:
Dark Chocolate with >72% Cacao
SKU:
RACSO153
$108