We believe it is a "textbook" example of this noble variety grown in superb Napa Valley apperations.
It can be enjoyed for several years to come. Cherry, red - and blackcurrant and spices on the nose, with a hint of smoky minerals adding lift. Slightly wound-up on the entry, unfolding to offer jammy dark berry flavors, tones of vanilla, and soft tannins.
|Varietal(s)||90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot|
TEXTBOOK wines are so named because they consistently exhibit the characteristics that define classic Napa Valley and Oakville District wines: in short, TEXTBOOK wines are ‘textbook’ examples of the finest that Napa Valley has to offer. Owner and winemaker Jonathan Pey draws upon a lifetime of experience in fine wine: he has overseen winemaking in France, Italy, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand. All grapes are hand-picked from the very best sustainably-farmed Napa Valley vineyards. Boulder Block vineyard is the primary source for TEXTBOOK Cabernet and is located directly next door to Screaming Eagle; while the main source for the Merlot (Holmes Vineyard) is adjacent to Opus One and Paradigm, and just downslope from Harlan Estate. The hand-sorted grapes are fermented in small lots, fined in the traditional method with organic egg whites and bottled unfiltered.