Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet - 2018

For the Quilt Napa Valley, The winemaker focused on vineyards with well-draining, low-nutritive soils that stress the vines. The result of these soils is a grape crop with extraordinary concentration of flavor, color and texture. While the majority of the fruit comes from the floor of the Napa Valley to achieve the richness and elegance desired, the vintners also relied on some grapes grown in the well-drained gravelly soils of the side slopes along with high elevation in the mountainous areas for a blend with more structure and complexity than they could  have achieved had they used fruit grown solely in a single region. Napa Valley AVAs: Oakville, St. Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Oak Knoll, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 

Pairing Suggestions:  Dry rub pork ribs, eggplant parmesan, rib eye with mashed potatoes, or a hearty charcuterie platter.

Tasting Notes:  Abundant aromas of tart blackberry, chocolate nibs, and cassis with hints of culinary herbs and lightly toasted oak. Rich and satisfying with flavors of boysenberry jam, black cherry pie filling, and cocoa layered with notes of vanilla and hazelnut. Full yet elegant on the palate, with strong acidity and a long, smooth finish accompanied by velvety tannins.

ABV: 15%