Aroma of various berries. Nice acidity and tannins. A powerful yet well-balanced wine that should be tried at least once.
About Experience Winery
A passion for two blossoming in Napa Valley. Wine also grows with experience (experience, experience, learning).
Her husband Travis from Rashian River Valley learned cultivation and brewing in California and New Zealand, and his wife Catherine's family from UK is a beverage-related business. The two met in New Zealand, set up a base in Napa Valley, and further accumulated "experience" in wine making. Made with grapes procured for the first vintage in 2009, then acquired a 3ha planted field in 1991 adjacent to the house along the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll. We procure excellent grapes from all over Napa Valley, mainly in this field, through Travis' human relationships, and create wines that match the taste and price points of Napa Valley. Both of them and wine will continue to grow with more "experience".
Cabernet Sauvignon 98%, Merlot 2% A blend of 5 Napa Valley vineyards. Own vineyards along the Silverado Trail east of Oaknoll: Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Diamond Mountain. Aged for 17 months in French barrels (17% new barrels) Berry and spicy aromas such as blackberries and blueberries, rich fruit and soft, well-balanced tannins. All the best of Napa Valley.
Palate: Deep reddish purple, with aromas of black berries such as cassis, blackberry, and black cherry popping out of the glass. You can feel the fragrant nuances of barrel fermentation and aging softly. The taste is rich, but the mouthfeel is smooth, and the finish is impressive with fresh acidity, lively fruit, and soft tannins. Wine Enthusiast: Buyer's Choice '90P: Excellent value for money and excellent tannins.
The 2019 harvest season was phenomenal, for both the grapes and the vineyard workers. After New Years Day, a couple storms passed through the Napa Valley bringing close to 10” of rain over a two-week period. A sense of normality had returned to the valley, and growers knew that it was going to be another strong season for the vineyards. Building on the earlier season moisture, the soil profile became fully saturated, and the spring vines were ready for another great year. days broke triple digits, but most were spent with blue skies in the mid-80s to low 90s, absolutely ideal weather for ripe flavors while maintaining bright acidity.
This 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards in Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Howell Mountain, Oakville, and Diamond Mountain AVAs. 17% of the wine is barrel-fermented and barrel-aged in new French Oak, while the balance was fermented Traditionally in stainless steel tanks then moved to French neutral oak for balance.
Intense ruby in color, this Cabernet opens with a lovely bouquet of forward fruit, soft notes of oak from the barrel fermentation, some anise and a hint of mocha. Ripe black fruit unfolds on the palate offering cassis, blackberry and black cherry. is long and lingering with a smooth rich texture.
98% Cabernet Sauvignon
17 months 17% new French Oak
83% neutral French oak