Cabernet Sauvignon

Vindicated Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

750 ML


Product Description

YOUNTVILLE AVA George Yount planted the rst vineyards in the Napa Valley in 1836 in what is now the Yountville AVA, and the rest, as they say, is history. Yountville, granted Appellation status in 1999, oers a unique, patchwork of soils and climates described by its growers as a combination of all that is possible in the Napa Valley. 2009 VINDICATED CABERNET SAUVIGNON WINEMAKER NOTES: Terric varietal and district charm. Shows black currant, cassis and cool leaf aromas with a touch of dust on the end of the nose. e palate is rm and well structured with a tremendous sense of place betting its Yountville home. Finishes with notes of cocoa and fresh sweet tobacco. A wine of great balance and harmony. IN THE CELLAR: After a week-long fermentation, with two daily pumpovers, the juice was pressed and allowed to settle, then transferred to barrels where it underwent malolatic fermentation to increase roundness and smoothness in the nished wine. Racked to encourage aromatic and tannin development, it was aged for 18 months in a blend of French and American oak. THE MOUNTS In Yountville, its all about the Mounts, at least among those in the know concerning Yountville wines. Located on its northern border below Oakville, the Mounts trap much of the fog that creeps through the valley from the San Pablo Bay. e cooling mist creates milder temperatures that allow the grapes of the region plenty of time to develop unique avor characteristics and demonstrate the local terroir. Warmer than Carneros and Oak Knoll to the south and cooler than Oakville and Rutherford to the north, Yountville grows Cabernet Sauvignon of grace, balance and power. REGIONAL STATISTICS Climate: Summer peak: 90°; Night time lows: mid-50°s Elevation: 20 to 200 ft Rainfall: 32 inches annually Soils: Gravelly silt loams, sedimentary in origin, and gravelly alluvial soils with rock, moderately fertile. Acres Planted to Vines: 2,700


Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley