2015 - Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon

All of our wines come from our own vineyards except for this historic site on the western edge of the Oakville appellation. First planted to vines in 1883, this research station has played a key role in advancing the quality of California's grape growing. It is now under the guidance of the University of California, Davis. We are pleased that working with the university has given us the opportunity to craft this limited bottling. 

$90
Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon
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 a much smaller crop in 2015, compared to both average yields and the three abundant years that preceded it. As a result, winemakers worked together with vineyard crews and employed new technologies, like optical sorting, to ensure they picked and crushed only the best quality grapes. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, beginning on July 22 with the picking of grapes for sparkling wine, and concluding for most all vintners and growers in the valley by mid-October. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers around California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the year, bringing far fewer water concerns for Napa Valley’s vintners. Tasting Notes Beautiful deep plum in color with approachable aromatics of cola, and sweet cherries. Red fruit flavors with hints of vanilla round out this approachable wine. Soft tannins on the finish.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Oakville
  • Vineyard 100% Oakville Station - University of California, Davis
  • Harvest Info September 9, 2015
  • Skin Contact 16 days on the skins
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    58% new oak
    New oak profile: 72% French, 14% American, 14% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 84% French, 8% American, 8% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.8% Alcohol
    5.40 g/L TA
    3.69 pH
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