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2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley — Signed and Etched 3-Liter Bottle


  Our grape sources are from four vineyards in four Napa Valley sub-appellations that span the Napa Valley: Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford and Carneros. They offer great diversity - from moderate to very warm up-valley climate, and clayey to gravelly, rocky and volcanic mountain soils. The average vine age is close to 20 years, and yields in the 2000 vintage averaged 3.1 tons per acre.

Winemaking
Following hand-harvesting, the grapes were de-stemmed only (whole berries). Fermentations were conducted in a combination of open-top vessels with a punch-down device and closed tanks with gentle cap irrigators. Several types of yeast were used for both inoculated and uninoculated fermenting. Most lots were pressed directly to barrel, and malolactic fermentations finished in barrel. Post-fermentation, selected lots received extended maceration averaging 45 days for further phenolic development. After one year, the wines were racked and returned to barrel for an additional year of aging.

Tasting Notes
This wine presents sweet vanilla, black cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, and dark spice aromas. On the palate, it is full of rich cherries and currants, with a smooth, long, fresh finish.

Very limited production. 13.6% alcohol by volume.