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Cabernet Sauvignon

Rockerbox Vineyard
Calistoga District, Napa Valley
$64.00 CLUB
1 of 11 Barrels

Named for the mining tool that separates gold from sand and gravel, Rockerbox Vineyard is a nod to our original owner who journeyed from Bordeaux to California in search of gold. This Calistoga Cabernet offers up rich, inky tobacco aromas that give way to dense notes of blueberry and blackberry jam.

92 Pts,  JamesSuckling.com, 2022

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Bottle of 2018 Rockerbox Cabernet Sauvignon with 92 pt score in red circle

Wine Specs

vintage

2018

Bottling Date

July 2021

Release Date

March 2023

Alcohol %

14.2

Acid

0.54 g/100 mls

pH

3.72

Varietal Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation

14% Barrel | 86% Stainless Steel
36 Days Skin Contact

Aging

31 Months in French Oak
76% New

Vineyard Notes

  • Calistoga District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown: Rockerbox Vineyard
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN LAND
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
  • Clones: BV 4
  • Soils: Hambright Rock & Bale Gravel
  • Harvest date: October 13, 2018

 

At the northwest edge of Napa Valley, Rockerbox Vineyard sits at the foot of Mount Saint Helena where the headwaters of the Napa River begin. The 60-acre vineyard is cradled in a natural canyon, and Cabernet vines root deeply in the rocky, gravelly soils to produce dense red and blue fruit character.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • This 60-acre site is low-vigor, forcing vines to create deep roots
  • Veraison was three weeks late, followed by a temperate summer
  • Care was taken to fine tune crop load to maximize color and concentration at harvest time
  • 11 barrels of Cabernet were hand-selected for this limited bottling