Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon
Exhibiting a deep garnet hue, this wine captivates with a lush bouquet of crushed blackberry, wild sage, fresh cigar box, and a delicate tobacco leaf note. The palate is remarkably balanced with elegant, supple tannins and fresh acidity that wraps around red currant, dark chocolate, and boysenberry alongside subtle notes of dried herbs and vanilla. The seamlessly layered mid-palate provides tension through the long, complex finish.
The Coombsville appellation is located at the southeastern edge of Napa Valley, and is named for Nathan Coombs, the founder of Napa. The appellation lies atop an ancient volcano, giving it a blend of distinctive soils. The area also experiences an extended growing season compared to most of Napa Valley, thanks to its proximity to the nearby San Pablo Bay. This long ripening period results in muscular, structured wines known for their black fruit flavors and vibrant minerality.
– Hand-sorted at night while still cold from the field
– Fermented in small, closed-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
– 5 day cold soak, 28 day maceration
– Gentle pumpovers and délestage
– Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
– Aged in a selection of new and neutral French oak barrels
– Unfined and unfiltered