Sequoia Grove

Napa valley cabernet sauvignon

VINTAGE

2021

COUNTRY

United States

TABLE #

205

REGION

Napa Valley

91

Ripe but understated, with dark currant and plum reduction flavors that move through slowly. Laced with fresh hummus and tobacco notes, the grippy finish brings a touch of an old-school feel. Best from 2025 through 2035. 22,908 cases made.

The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from the finest vineyard sites in the best appellations of Napa Valley, including the Sequoia Grove Estate and Tonella Estate Vineyards in Rutherford, as well as select parcels from top growers, including Morisoli and Beckstoffer in Rutherford, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, Lamoreaux in the Oak Knoll District and Healy in St. Helena. All fruit is hand sorted before undergoing a cold soak followed by inoculation with French yeast strains. Individual wines are fermented in small batches with daily pump-overs. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and is further aged in oak before bottling.

81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

Aged 18 months in French Oak, 60% new

The 2021 harvest began early and ended early, with over 10 inches of rain falling shortly after the last grapes were picked in mid-October. Canopies and berries were small across all vineyard sites, lending to a concentration of aromas and flavors in the finished wines. The fruit experienced a mild summer with a light crop, which sped up ripening. The fruit was hand-picked, and berries were hand-sorted before and after the destemming process.

Aromas of blackberry cobbler, plum, and black currants, followed by warm hints of vanilla and caramelized black fruit.

A versatile food wine, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.

14.9%

6.1

3.73

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