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Cabernet Sauvignon

Rockerbox Vineyard
Calistoga District, Napa Valley
$64.00 CLUB
1 of 9 Barrels

This Calistoga Cabernet offers up rich, inky tobacco aromas that give way to dense red and blue fruit tones of berry jam, boysenberry, ripe plum and blueberry. This wine is showing beautifully upon release, and its solid tannin structure will also allow for additional bottle age.

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Red wine bottle, logo with a man behind a cannon visible along with a small signature.

Wine Specs

vintage

2017

Bottling Date

July 2020

Release Date

December 2021

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.61 g/100 mls

pH

3.70

Varietal Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
36 days skin contact

Aging

31 Months in French Oak
89% New

Vineyard Notes

  • Calistoga District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown: Rockerbox Vineyard
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN LAND
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
  • Clones: BV4, BV6 & 337
  • Soils: Hambright Rock & Bale Gravel
  • Harvest date: October 4, 2017

 

This Cabernet Sauvignon from our Rockerbox Vineyard in the far north end of Napa Valley shows a poised grace and silkiness that may make this wine disappear all too fast. Sample a bottle now and lay some down for future enjoyment.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • Budbreak and bloom were on time after a late January chill
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly
  • Small berry size and low yields made for dense and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon wine quality
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. 2017 wildfires brought the Napa Valley to a standstill