La Pelle Cabernet Sauvignon (2019)
– 2019 –
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ~ Napa Valley
A Cabernet Sauvignon base with a subtle blend of Petite Verdot, showcases the diversity and depth that Napa Valley’s Mediterranean climate has to offer. The fruit is sourced from six different sites across the Coombsville, Oak Knoll District and Saint Helena AVAs, all farmed by Silverado Farming Company. The vision of this wine is to capture the vintage in a bottle and to create an interesting and complex red wine.
Dark in color with aromatics of blackberry, deep purple prunes, crème de cassis, violets and graphite. Full-bodied with a silky texture from front to back with juicy, round tannins. Ripe black fruits and blueberries with impressions of tobacco and mountain herbs, and well-balanced acidity to carry the wine through a delicate and juicy finish. Our 2019 has been cellared to enjoy upon receiving. It is opulent and will continue to age elegantly for the next 20+ years.
96 pts International Wine Report “The 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon includes 2% Petit Verdot and was sourced in-house from multiple vineyards managed by Silverado Farming Company. A blend of four appellations; Coombsville, Oak Knoll, Oakville, and St. Helena. Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak and an additional 6 months in bottle prior to release. The 2018 is an absolute stunner from winemaker Maayan Koschitzky. It instantly begins to impress with its aromas of dark cherries, currants, graphite, violets, licorice and gravel that all come together and burst from the glass. On the palate this is medium to full-bodied, with wonderful overall balance and poise. This displays a gorgeous velvety texture with layers of ripe, fruit that continue to build through the long plush finish. This is already stunning, and should only become more compelling as it evolves over the next two decades." IWR