Our 2019 vintage proclaims the hallmarks of a true Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense crimson in color and fragrant with ripe strawberry, cola, black olive, vanilla, and milk chocolate. A sweet, ripe fruit entry of wild strawberry, French plum, and milk chocolate intertwines with notes of cherry cordial and forest floor. Bright, lengthy, and balanced, this wine finishes long and smooth.
2019 began with a wet and cool spring, which pushed bud break out two weeks later than in 2018. The summer growing season was relatively uneventful, with no heat spikes. Due to the moderate weather and late bud break, veraison did not end until early August in some areas of the valley. Autumn brought hot days and cool nights which helped push the grapes to full ripening, while preserving their acidity. As a result, the wines produced from this vintage are full and robust with deep color.
The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and destemmed. Following a cold soak, fermentation occurred at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved. The wine was racked to 70 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.