2018 - Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery exclusive.

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.

Cheese pairing suggestion: Emmenthal, Comté or Tomme Brûlée

Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Tasting Notes Full-bodied with a mix of sweet black fruits – black raspberry, black cherry, and blackberry. Vanilla pastry, black pepper, and a hint of dark chocolate meld with earthy, herbal notes. Rich and complex with dense, plush tannin.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Oakville
  • Vineyard 100% Oakville Station, South - University of California, Davis
  • Harvest Info September 27 and 28, 2018
    24.9° Brix
  • Skin Contact 17 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    47% new oak
    New oak profile: 74% French, 22% American, 4% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 88% French, 10% American, 2% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.5% Alcohol
    5.60 g/L TA
    3.67 pH
    0.10% Rs
  • Limited Production 254 cases
  • Aging Suggestions Ready to drink now, will continue to improve with age.
    5-8 years peak; drink by 10-12 years.