2015
St. Helena

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The grapes for the St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from two main vineyards located on the West side of St. Helena. These vineyards are located on gravelly alluvial fan soil with excellent drainage, an essential component in high quality fruit development. The vines are less vigorous in this area of the Napa Valley, producing smaller berries and lower yields, for more concentrated, intense wines with good tannin structure. The wine is produced to showcase the terroir and distinct flavor characteristics of our cherished vineyards.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Our 2015 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a deep garnet-purple color in the glass.

Aroma: 

Savory aromas of smoked bacon, créme de cassis and a touch of earth. 

Palate: 

Enticing flavors of cinnamon stick, cloves and dried flowers lead to a velvety, full-bodied mouth feel. A well balanced wine with plenty of expressive, subtle flavor layers and a long, earthy finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2015 growing season in the Napa Valley experienced unseasonably warm temperatures early on, which 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: St. Helena, Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.79
  • TA: 5.8 g/l
  • Aging
    • 19-20 Months
    • 100% French oak, 70% 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:
RACSS153
$95