2014 - Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon

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. 

Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes A series of warm days and cool nights pushed Napa Valley’s vintners and growers across the annual harvest finish line by the third week of October. This year’s harvest will go down as one of the earliest ever in Napa Valley and it will also be noted for near-perfect weather throughout the growing season, resulting in a fairly abundant and very high-quality crop. In spite of the drought, vintners are using words like, “quality,” “depth of flavor” and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2014 vintage. Many are also using “good fortune” among the blessings they are counting in a season where Mother Nature threw a curveball. Tasting Notes Fresh mixed berries and dark chocolate aromas unfold to decadent flavors of juicy berry cobbler. This full-bodied wine offers balanced acidity and a long bold finish.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Oakville
  • Vineyard 100% Oakville Station - University of California, Davis
  • Harvest Info September 18, 2014
  • Skin Contact 12 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    37% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.6% Alcohol
    5.60 g/L TA
    3.72 pH