NEW!
2022 Gift Catalog
SSL Certificate

QUILT NAPA CABERNET SAUV RESERVE 2015
We do not allow 'Bots' or 'Crawlers' to Add to a Shopping Cart

If you desire a quantity greater than what is available from our current inventory, please email or call us, as we may be able to quickly obtain more: 323-655-5557 or info@melandrose.com.
QUILT NAPA CABERNET SAUV RESERVE 2015
Item #: 133024
Our Price: $114.99
   
Quantity:
QUILT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2015

Our Cabernet Sauvignons garner their style from the diverse array of vineyards in Napa's mountain, benchland and valley floor areas. Within each of these unique topographies, we focus on locations with well drained, nutrient deprived soils that can stress the vines. With proper farming, the grapes from these locations possess extraordinary concentration of flavor, color, and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon does not lend itself to vineyard designation. Quite the contrary. Cab thrives when blending multiple vineyard sites especially in places as diverse as Napa Valley with its multitude of soils, slopes, and pockets of unique weather.

Our approach is to create a perfect balance in this Cab by marrying the weight and firm tannins of the mountains with the supple fruit forward notes of the valley floor and honoring the natural acidity.

VINEYARDS
We source fruit from Napa Valley AVA including: Oakville, St Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain

WINEMAKER NOTES
For Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, the winemaking process started by picking fruit at precisely the right moment. Often this meant waiting until ripeness--determined both by testing sugar levels as well as by assessing other aspects of phenological readiness--had reached an ideal point. Once in the cellar, we kept lots separated by vineyard. While the wine underwent extended maceration, we re-evaluated the progress of each lot before moving the wine to small French oak barrels (70% new oak, 30% seasoned) where it underwent a secondary fermentation. Our final blend (100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon) came about after numerous blind tastings.

TASTING NOTES:
COLOR- Deep, dark ruby red
AROMATICS- A complex and bold assemblage of dark currant, chocolate hazelnut cream, coffee beans, dark and dense fruits, vanilla, red plum, baking spices and wild berry, along with hints of strawberry, wild field herbs, tobacco and roasted meats.
PALATE- Bold and intense, with blackberry cobbler, creme de cassis, toasted hazelnut, chocolate, toffee and strawberry judiciously balanced with dark and wild berry fruits, licorice, cardamom seeds and baked rhubarb pie.
STRUCTURE- A full-bodied wine with layers of complexity, concentrated black fruit and excellent balance. The wine's breadth and structure is complemented by a supple, velvety mouthfeel, with the wine coating the mouth with satisfying tannins. The finish is long and satisfying.

750ml bottle