2015
District Collection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The limited edition wine has been chosen by Jean-Charles Boisset to capture the style and excellence of the Boisset Collection’s premium wineries. These very special wines are produced in quantities of less than 500 cases and are exclusively available through Boisset Collection Ambassadors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Intense aromas of cherry, white pepper and a touch of espresso. 

Palate: 

Fresh flavors of raspberry and cherry notes are complemented by nuances of toasted oak. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May, during the peak of bloom, caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in much smaller crop in 2015, compared to both average yields and also the three abundant years that preceded it. We sourced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from prominent Napa Valley appellations: Rutherford, Calistoga, Oakville and St. Helena to craft this fun and diverse wine. The fruit from Rutherford adds structure to the wine while the fruit from Oakville adds plushness, intensity from St. Helena grapes and freshness from the Calistoga appellation. The grapes were fermented on skins for an average of 55 days and aged in French Oak barrels, 42% new, for 20 months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.71
  • TA: 5.9 g/l
  • Aging:
    • 20 Months
    • 100% French oak
    • 42% new
  • Production: 224 cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Thick Juicy Sirloin Steaks, Beef Bourguignon
Fruits & Vegetables:
Balsamic Portobello Steaks, Creamed spinach
SKU:
RACS153H
$85