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Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville 2017

$210.00
$210.00
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Our Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 shows a deep ruby color with violet hues. The nose opens with intense red fruit notes, followed by blackberry, crème de cassis, dark cherry, vanilla, and nutmeg. On the palate, its ample and full-bodied with powdery tannins and a finish characterized by creamy notes of hazelnut and Christmas spices.

94 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING

Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville 2017

$210.00
$210.00
|

Our Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 shows a deep ruby color with violet hues. The nose opens with intense red fruit notes, followed by blackberry, crème de cassis, dark cherry, vanilla, and nutmeg. On the palate, its ample and full-bodied with powdery tannins and a finish characterized by creamy notes of hazelnut and Christmas spices.

94 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING

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Attributes

  • Collections

    Wine

  • Product Weight (Lbs)

    3

  • Style

    Red

Description

Our Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 shows a deep ruby color with violet hues. The nose opens with intense red fruit notes, followed by blackberry, crème de cassis, dark cherry, vanilla, and nutmeg. On the palate, its ample and full-bodied with powdery tannins and a finish characterized by creamy notes of hazelnut and Christmas spices.

94 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING

Details

VINEYARD

Established more than 40 years ago, our Yountville property is nestled on the lower slopes and foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in the heart of the Napa Valley region. This celebrated site features both alluvial valley floors and rocky foothills, and has a predominately eastern aspect with altitudes ranging between 150 and 350 feet. The local climate is moderated by heavy fogs that linger until late morning, providing a cooling influence as they stretch south towards San Pablo Bay. The wines are classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignons with rich and bold dark chocolate flavors and silky, mouth-filling structure.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

2017 should be divided into two components: before and after Labor Day. The year started with extended rainfall, followed by a mild Spring, resulting in extended flowering with little shatter. Temperatures remained mild through the growing season up until August, which allowed for great flavor development in line with sugar accumulation. During Labor Day weekend, a heatwave kicked harvest into high gear. Sugar levels returned to normal when the weather cooled. All of our fruit was fermenting at the winery by October 8th—minus half of our Mount Veeder yield, which remained on the vine. On October 9th, a wildfire hit the Napa/Sonoma regions, ending the vintage for Newton. We did not pick any of the remaining fruit from Mount Veeder.

VINIFICATION

Our 2017 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon featured fruit from blocks 311A, 311C, and 312 with an average vine age of 20 years. All three blocks are planted on a hillside at the foot of the Mayacamas Range. Harvested at night, the bunches are then transported to the winery, where they are hand sorted, destemmed and optically sorted—a process that allows us to inspect each individual berry. We utilized only small cuves throughout the fermentation process, which aids in enhancing the skin contact and gently extracting the polyphenols. The must was fermented in separate lots, and—after undergoing malolactic fermentation—was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (60% new). It was then blended and returned to barrel for another 6 months of aging.