Wheelhouse Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Category: Private Consignment
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • 14% alcohol content
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Grapes for this wine were sourced primarily from the western side of Pope Valley a few miles northeast of the town of Rutherford. The vineyards well-drained slopes, alluvial clay soils and sunny microclimate result in Cabernet Sauvignon that displays the rich, ripe dark fruit characteristics for which Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has garnered world acclaim.

A very wet spring and delayed bud break started off a challenging 2010 vintage for growers. After the late start, the growing season that followed was extended and cooler than average. Growers in Napa Valley vineyards pulled leaves and thinned crops to ensure that grapes reached full ripeness, reducing yields. At the end of the vintage, a heat wave allowed grapes to reach full maturity. Wines from 2010 tend to display elegance, high acidity and concentration of flavors.

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of structure and finesse, with blackberry and cassis fruit aromas and flavors, backed by subtle notes of chocolate and anise. Its suppleness lends it to drinking now, but it will age gracefully over the upcoming decade. The wine lends itself to classic Cabernet fare: Filet Mignon with Wild Mushrooms or a simple grilled New York strip steak.

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