2016 - 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 The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Reviews 93 points from jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, 11/19/18
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Oakville
  • Vineyard 100% Oakville Station, South - University of California, Davis
  • Harvest Info September 23 - 24, 2016
  • Skin Contact 19 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    New oak profile: 27% French, 25% American, 48% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 74% French, 13% American, 13% Hungarian
  • Analysis 15.0% Alcohol
    4.77 g/L TA
    3.85 pH