2019 Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich, ripe, expressive, round, big – this wine personifies so many classic cabernet attributes. Fruit notes of cassis, ripe blueberry and black raspberry are balanced in an elegant equilibrium with spicy and resinous flavors of cedar, mint and black tea. The palate is dense from start to finish and closes with a crescendo of silky, nutty tannins.

To make our Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignon, which is typically no more than 700 cases each year, we taste through each lot of cabernet sauvignon aging in the caves and select those barrels that we think combine to give the purest most intense concentration of cabernet flavor.  We do not blend in any other varietals, like merlot or petit verdot or cabernet franc.  The Vintner Select Cab is thus our only “100% pure” cabernet sauvignon. Our goal each vintage is for the Vintner Select Cab to be fruit forward while also loaded with cabernet typicity (flavors of cedar, graphite, forest floor or tobacco) and to be dense with silky fine-grained tannins.  While we make our Reserve Cab such that it has a bolder tannic finish and is our most imposing cabernet each vintage, the Vintner Select Cab is crafted to be structurally elegant and entirely seductive. Given the cherry picking we can perform across so many cabernet lots, the Vintner Select Cab is guaranteed to come out beautifully each vintage and the 2019 is no exception.

 

Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2019
Harvest: October 2019
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: July 2021
Production: 647 cases
Release Date: January 2022
Release Price: $102.00