Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: Napa Valley, California, United States
What the winemakers said about this wine: "In 2018 on a trip to New York, we met a couple from California at RAW Wine who we are now lucky to call close friends. They told us about their vineyard in Napa in the mountains between Atlas Peak & Coombsville, and so upon returning home to California, we went to walk the vineyard and were very impressed. So when the opportunity came later in the year to work with this fruit, we jumped on it.
The wine was destemmed & fermented with its native yeasts in small open-top fermenters and aged for sixteen months in neutral barrels. We used the same winemaking approach as all of our red wines, but this wine in particular displays the charm & intensity of mountain Cabernet from the Napa Valley: red licorice, golden raspberries & sassafras greet you in the glass. This wine carries all of this onto the palate as well: ripe blackberry juice, licorice & sarsaparilla -- all of the classic traits of Vaca Mountain Cabernet.
We are amazed at how much presence this wine has in its youth and are very excited to see it age for decades to come. Twenty-six barrels produced".