Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
For the Quilt Napa Valley, we focused on vineyards with well-draining, low-nutritive soils that stress thevines. 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, we 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 we could have achieved had we used fruit grown solely in a single region.
Napa Valley AVAs: Oakville, St. Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Oak Knoll, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain. COLOR: Dark plum with cherry highlights. AROMAS: Abundant aromas of tart blackberry, chocolate nibs, and cassis with hints of culinary herbs and lightly toasted oak.
PALATE: 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.