Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon

Nearly a mile of caves tunnel deep within the hillside of our Pine Ridge Vineyards estate. In these dark recesses we allow our wines to mature gracefully in row upon row of French oak barrels.

Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon

Nearly a mile of caves tunnel deep within the hillside of our Pine Ridge Vineyards estate. In these dark recesses we allow our wines to mature gracefully in row upon row of French oak barrels.

VINEYARDS The fruit for our Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon was specially chosen from a collection of our favorite vineyards across our estate vineyards. The majority of this vintage’s grapes were sourced from select blocks in two subappellations of Napa Valley.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING  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 before the wine was racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.

TASTING NOTES This mulberry-colored wine has lifted aromas of dark fruit, wet stone, leather, and sweet vanilla. Richly layered flavors of Santa Rosa plum, blueberry, and blackberry fuse with a hint of pâte de fruit. Judicious use of oak lets the true fruit flavors reveal themselves, complementing an age-worthy wine with chewy tannins and juicy acidity.

PAIRING The tannin structure of this wine would pair perfectly with a beef tenderloin and a salad of baby arugula and big shavings of Parmigiano–Reggiano cheese. A graceful, balanced wine, it pairs beautifully with Piave, a cheese that tastes like a cross between a young Parmigiano–Reggiano and a Cheddar.

Tasting Notes

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