2017

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchase

Reserve Collection St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards

The grapes for the 2017 Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon come mostly from the Saint Helena appellation. Vineyards here offer level sites with deep, loamy soils, good sun exposure and excellent air circulation—the ideal location for producing classic Napa Valley Cabernet. The rest of the blend comes from carefully selected vineyards in the Oak Knoll region providing warm dark fruit characters and attractive

Harvest

After harvesting the grapes in the early morning hours, grapes underwent a 13 to 20 day maceration period and were fermented using the Délestage method. This process allows the winemaker to extract copious amounts of color and flavor from the skins, while avoiding excessive extraction of bitter and astringent flavors. The lots were then aged in 100% French oak (57% new) for 27 months.

Winemaking

The Napa Cellars 2017 Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a deep, purple hue and boasts bright aromas of blackcurrant, dark berry and plum with notesof oolong tea, clove, violets and hints of toast. This wine has an inviting palate of blackberry, toffee, vanilla and notes of graphite and cedar with dense structure and assertive tannins. For the perfect pairing, serve with beef stew topped with thyme or, for dessert, Brie cheese drizzled with honeycomb.

Reserve Collection St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon