This wine is easily the prettiest and most elegant in our portfolio. It’s hard to imagine that with only three miles between our Winery Ranch in the Stags Leap District and the Lincoln Creek Vineyard in Oakville I could find such a significantly different tannin and fruit profile between the two locations! The texture from our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is friendly, juicy, and wet. The red fruit presents as jammy and lush especially in the front of the palate. I use less new French oak and a lighter toast profile to add a bit of weight in the mid-palate but not overwhelm the smooth and graceful structure. We pick the fruit for ripeness and gently seduce the color and tannin from the berries during fermentation. Our Cabernet Sauvignon portfolio has many styles and this wine is perfect for a mid-week indulgence to dress up a lazy meal! Because it is so approachable in its youth and is so easily enjoyed on its own I often end a long day with a glass to ease into the night. ~Michael Baldacci
This wine is easily the prettiest and most elegant Cabernet in our portfolio with juicy red fruits and a silky tannin profile.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation: Oakville Vineyards
Bottling Date: June 25, 2019
Cases Produced: 623 cases (12 x 750ml)