On par with the best vintages of Moulds, this has the hallmark dark fruit, floral violets and herb notes that identify this special vineyard. On the palate, nearly explodes with vibrant chocolate, dark cherries, mocha, toffee and dried herb. Super lush and powerful – so seductive and delicious with a remarkable balance of richness, freshness and density. Finishes with complex fruit and mineral flavors and plush, refined tannin.
Steve and Betsy Moulds planted the 11-acre Moulds Family Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District in 2000. Committed to excellence in farming and a strong relationship with Dakota Shy, Steve and Betsy ensure that their Cabernet fruit allows us to craft a standout wine every vintage.
Winemaker Tom Garrett, sources from 5 distinct blocks on Moulds property and has made a vineyard-designated Dakota Shy Moulds Family Vineyard bottling every year since 2012. The flavor range, texture and power make the Moulds Family Vineyard Cabernet a perennial favorite of ours and of our Dakota Shy family.
|Appellation||Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||18 months, 70% New French Oak|
|Clones||338, 169 and 685|
|Rootstocks||101-14, 110R and 1616C|
|Soils||Fractured marine sedimentary and alluvial soils|
|Vineyard Manager||Roberto Juarez, Steve and Betsy Moulds|
|Production||450 cases, 18 barrels|