Exotic dark fruits, plum, chocolate, vanilla and grilled brioche aromatics. Opulent core of fruit and texture that is framed by fine-grained tannin and juicy acidity. Wonderful interplay of herbs, dark fruit, spice. Broad and massive. This is a gorgeous, powerful, complex and hedonistic wine. Delicious now but will reward a decade in the cellar.
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, Betsy ensures 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|