A great showing for our valley floor Cabernet Sauvignon sites, this also is a marker of the richness and intensity of the 2020 growing season. Wonderful aromatics of black currant, cherries and anise. Plush and silky mid-palate texture is framed by lush, mouth coating tannin. Dark berries, baking chocolate, vanilla, sage and cinnamon flavors push through the long finish. Flows seamlessly into a long, energetic finish where the flavors linger.
The T-E-N Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of our valley floor vineyard sites. We look to the valley floor for plush texture and fruit – and that is clearly evident in the 2019 T-E-N.
|Appellation||Napa Valley (Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga)|
|Blend||93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc|
|Barrel Aging||18 months, 70% New French Oak|
|Clones||7, 4, 8, 337 for Cabernet Sauvignon, and unnamed Cabernet Franc clones.|
|Rootstocks||101-14, 039-16, 110R|
|Soils||alluvial marine sedimentary, gravelly loam and clay loam|