Napa Valley, USA
Gravelly loam and clay to thin, rocky soils.
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vinification is pretty similar to those wines that Jonathan Maltus makes in France. After running through two sets of sorting tables – firstly by bunch and then, after the destemmer, grape by grape, followed by a long cold soak before fermentation occurs. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new French oak, and are aged in the same oak for up to two years
Maturation in new French oak barrels for 2 years
Deep ruby red with purple hues
The perfumes of Cabernet Sauvignon shine in this richly structured wine. Aromas of berries, leaves, liqueur, spice and savoury come across clearly
A very expressive version of Cabernet purity with rounded, ripe tannins and good acidity. It has a long, mineral finish, great energy, drive and persistence. All in all this is a classy wine.
Pasta with red meaty sauces, red meat, stews and aged cheeses
Alcohol: 14 % Vol.
10 – 35 years