2017 - 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 Every vintage tells a story and Napa Valley’s 2017 is no exception. From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, this vintage may be more memorable than most. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our groundwater and the vines and led to a cool, mild spring. An unusual hailstorm in early June had little effect on the overall crop. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires started on October 8. Although the fires were a terrible human tragedy, taking lives and destroying property, the Napa Valley wine industry, its wineries and its vineyards were largely spared. Tasting Notes Full-bodied with sweet dark fruit, baking spices, herbal notes, vanilla pastry and dark chocolate. Rich and complex with smooth, dense tannins.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Oakville
  • Vineyard 100% Oakville Station, South - University of California, Davis
  • Harvest Info September 13 and 15, 2017
    23.8° Brix
  • Skin Contact 15 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    40% new oak
    New oak profile: 56% French, 22% American, 22% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 74% French, 13% American, 13% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    6.05 g/L TA
    3.52 pH
    0.08% Rs
    Bottled August 2019
    259 cases
  • Aging Suggestions Ready to drink now, will continue to improve with age. 5-7 years peak; drink by 10-12 years