Gemstone Alluvial Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Yountville|
Our Alluvial Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced exclusively from the upper blocks of our vineyard that form part of an alluvial fan. This geological feature-the result of the Napa River meeting the foothills of the Vaca mountains-gives us well-draining, rocky soils with low yields of small, extraordinarily concentrated berries. Our Alluvial Cabernet Sauvignon, with its dense core, flinty minerality and forceful tannins, is a bold, focused expression of this distinctive section of our vineyard. Rich black cherry and plum aromas lead into a hefty, polished palate, revealing notes of cocoa, spice, eucalyptus and crushed rock. Well-established tannins give structure to this powerful, balanced wine that should age beautifully for 20+ years.
Firm and tightly focused on a core of dense dark berry, loamy earth, cedar, sage and cigar box flavors. All in all, this is a mouthcoating effort. Best from 2020 through 2032. 750 cases made.