The grapes for the St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from two main vineyards located just north of the winery. These vineyards are located on gravelly alluvial fan soil with excellent drainage, an essential component in high quality fruit development. The vines are less vigorous in this area of the Napa Valley, producing smaller berries and lower yields, for more concentrated, intense wines with good tannin structure. The wine is produced to showcase the terroir and distinct flavor characteristics of our cherished vineyards.
The grapes were fermented on the skins for 28 days with pumpovers twice daily. After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed, racked and aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels, with 55% in new oak Nadalie and Chalafour coopers. Tightly grained French oak barrels impart their oak to wines slowly for a consistent, well-rounded aging process while yielding subtle oak influences to the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our District Collection St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dark ruby/purple color as well as luscious aromas of strawberries, raspberries and fresh jam.
Medium-bodied with excellent presence on the mid-palate, this dense wine showcases notes of red liquorice with moderate tannins and a velvety finish.
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