100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Vineyard: 1,200 Ft. Elevation, Franciscan Shale, Organically farmed
One ridge over from world famous Pritchard Hill-Henessey Ridge is a tiny 1 acre vineyard farmed by hand by John Lockwood. There are zero chemical inputs-no sprays, no fertilizers. It is a true labor of love, a pure and natural tribute to the incredible terroir of Napa Valley.
Vinification: Grapes are fully de-stemmed and mixed by hand twice daily during a 3 week native yeast fermentation and maceration. The wine is aged on its lees, without racking, in once-used French oak barrels.
Tasting notes: Powerful and structured, as a Napa Cabernet should be, yet crystalline and pure in a way that is quite unique. There is no make-up, no new oak to “sweeten the fruit”. It retains all of its natural lines and angles, giving the wine a sense of architecture, depth and most importantly, a sense of place. Aromatics include blueberry, black currant, bitter chocolate, truffle, high desert shale, graphite finish. Decanting will reward drinking it in its youth, but cellar aging for several years is recommended.