Twelve Bottle Sampler – Four Districts of Single-Vineyard Entrepreneur Cabernets
1) Three 2012 Diamond Mtn. Cabernets: Our 2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet is 100% cabernet grapes and was sourced from Diamond Mountain district of Napa Valley . A tasting discloses flavors of classic dark cherry, cassis and hints of mocha balanced perfectly with spice and subtle notes of wood. Aged 22 months in French Oak barrels to produce a complex, yet delicate flavor. (204 cases produced).
2) Three 2012 Mt. Veeder Cabernets: Our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the 20 acre Crouse Vineyard in the Mount Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley – one of the Napa Valley’s most unique and compelling appellations. The vines are nearly 30 years old and cared for by sustainable farming done by hand. (48 cases produced)
3) Three 2013 Rutherford Cabernets: Our 2013 Rutherford Cabernet is from the heart of the Napa Valley “floor,” selected from a vineyard owned by Far Niente Vineyards. The soils of the Valley floor mostly consist of weathered mountain dirt washed down through the centuries in rainstorms – sedimentary, alluvial and gravel-based. This soil, combined with the extra heat in the Summer months, tempered by afternoon marine winds, creates an “earthy” or “dusty” style of cabernet. Rutherford cabernets are also know for their red-cherry base. (60 cases produced)
4) Three 2013 Stagecoach Cabernets: This is a very vibrant wine from an incredibly successful year upon the famed Stagecoach Mountain property, located East of the Silverado Trail. Developed in the early 1990’s by legendary grape grower, Jan Krupp, our hearty cabernet vines are grown at an elevation of 1200+ feet above the Napa Valley floor, in the Atlas Peak district. The difficult, and incredibly rocky and often steep terrain makes for amazingly complex and multidimensional wines known for their sharp sophistication and longevity in the wine cellar. (73 cases produced)