2016

Sojourn Cellars 2016 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet Sauvignon was produced primarily from grapes sourced from Oakville Ranch Vineyard, sitting at 1,000 to 1,400 feet above sea level with a westward aspect overlooking Napa Valley. The vineyard was replanted in 2006 by esteemed organic viticulturist Phil Coturri, and is fast gaining a reputation for producing some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. The vines are trained meticulously to a 2-cane VSP system. Each shoot is positioned by hand and thinned to one cluster per shoot, providing maximum concentration and flavor. Clusters are small and loose with tiny berries, which have excellent color and flavors at harvest. The rocky clay, loam and basalt soils have a heavy iron influence providing structure, power and depth.

After three weeks or maceration, these wine lots had achieved optimal extraction and were gently pressed. The Oakville Cabernet was aged in Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, which framed the elegant flavors and allowed the young wine to develop harmoniously. After 20 months in barrel, the wines were racked and bottled unfined and unfiltered, showcasing the classic dark fruit and richness of Oakville.

• 100% berry-sorted Cabernet Sauvignon

• Open-top fermentation

• Native yeast

• 75% new French oak

• Bottled unfined and unfiltered

• Bottled June 2018

$79.99 750 ml

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