NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
THE SINGLE VINEYARDS
2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 1555 OAKVILLE
Hailing from the historic Bonny's Vineyard in the heart of Oakville, a site that helped bring the mighty Silver Oak to significant prominence in the 1980s. Gravel rich soils promote vine roots to plumb deep into the valley floor, while leaf canopies harvest Napa's persistent summer sunshine. These conditions conspire to a profound Cabernet Sauvignon terroir at this marquee Oakville site.
A fantastic vintage to debut our 1555 Oakville (a play on the vineyard's address) bottling. A cool, wet Spring contributed to a slow start, forcing us to pay particularly close attention to vine balance at each stage of the growing season. After dialing in the vines with aggressive farming practices, what resulted was a particularly late harvest — by this site's standard — of exquisitely ripe and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Pouring a deep opaque red-violet, 1555’s Cabernet personality leaps from the glass balancing opulent fruit, damp earth, chilling minerality and an alluring spicy note that keeps pulling us back for more. Exquisitely ripe tannins provide a refined, velvety structure, that expertly delivers the deep and seductively rich palate. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon of undeniable pedigree.
2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON | SAGE RIDGE VINEYARD
The untamed, dramatic, ridgetop landscape of Sage Ridge Vineyard delivers a wine that has come to be a favorite among the Argot faithful. Down in production in 2019 due to uneven weather during flowering, if you've been a fan of this bottling in the past, we highly encourage you to take advantage of its availability, before its too late.
Unseasonably cool weather during flowering in 2019 significantly reduced yields in our Clone 7 block, while Clone 15 had its most bountiful year yet. With that our 2019 bottling is the first cuvee that tipped in favor of the robust, suavely structured, red-fruited Clone 15 selection. The results are so thrilling, we will continue to pursue this balance to the cuvee moving forward. A true knockout of a wine!
Crystalline-pure red-fruit character, delivered on a ribbon of ultra-suave tannins and seductive high tones. The palate never relents its come-hither posture. Aromatically, this bottling continues to present an intriguing botanical complexity that is unmistakably site-specific. As our experience with this one-of-a-kind terroir deepens, we remain endlessly excited for the potential of these unique ridgetop vineyards. Get your hands on a bottle and pull the cork...a wine built for immense near-term gratification.
2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON | SUGARLOAF VINEYARD
Our oldest vineyard relationship in Napa Valley — dating back to 2012 — we have adored the ferociously steep and rocky Block 6 at Sugarloaf Vineyard since day one. Our coolest Cabernet Sauvignon site, deeply affected by ocean influence via San Pablo Bay, we love the profound, classic, age-worthy wines this site produces.
Mother Nature was kind to this site in 2019, being our most bountiful crop here yet. With perfect set, and vines displaying great health, this normally stingy hillside delivered superlative quality, without restraint of yield. After a slow start in the Spring, 2019's particularly warm September and October played beautifully to the vineyard's strengths, and delivered a classic Halloween-time harvest.
Sugarloaf's terroir continues to impress with its expression of classically-styled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons — impeccably pure black and red fruit character; broad, rich, perfectly ripe tannins; classic Napa Valley notes of cigar leaf, eucalyptus, and freshly-tilled earth; and definitive complexities of clove, all-spice and bay leaf. Having assessed past vintages with a few years of age, we have come to greatly value the significant reward Sugarloaf delivers after a few years in the cellar. Aging is strongly recommended...if you have the discipline to keep your hands off in the meantime.