This Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville, Napa Valley’s newest AVA, is grown from vineyards that are tucked up against the foothills of the Vaca Range within the region’s bowl-shaped valley. Cooler temperatures lead to late ripening fruit that is some of the last to arrive in the winery but that is widely recognized for its excellent texture and flavors.
From the cooler reaches of the Napa Valley, this Coombsville wine is herbal and leathery, with a taste of bittersweet chocolate at its core. Integrated oak plays a background role behind baked plum and intense, ripe fruit, finishing in tobacco. — V.B.