Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Rombauer Vineyards‘s estate Stice Lane Vineyard in the St. Helena AVA . A former river bed, the site’s gravel deposits provide ideal soils for growing concentrated full-bodied Cab. Sustainable farming practices were utilized throughout the growing season. The vineyard is Napa Green/Fish Friendly Farming certified. Fruit for this wine was sourced from the D Block, planted in 1995. From the near perfect 2012 vintage, all fruit was picked and sorted by hand. After de-stemming, the grapes were optically sorted. The wine was barrel-fermented and basked pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for fermentation and aging. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak.
The wine pours a dark purple-red color with very appealing black and red fruits, tobacco, nutmeg, and violet aromas. On palate it’s full-bodied, fresh and harmonious with well-integrated, polished tannins. It shows cassis, blackberry, black cherry, licorice and vanilla flavors and a long satisfying finish. Approachable now, but will benefit from further aging. (Outstanding; 91-92 pts)
14.8% abv | 250 cases produced |$90(sample)
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