2019 Cabernet Sauvignon | 1555 Oakville
Napa Valley

VINEYARD   Hailing from the historic Bonny’s Vineyard in the heart of Oakville. Cabernet Sauvignon vines thrive in the gravel rich soils here adjacent to the Napa River riverbed. Roots plumb deep into the valley floor, while vine canopies harvest Napa Valley’s plethora of summer sunshine. These conditions conspire to deliver unerringly perfect Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
PRODUCTION   250 cases
VARIETAL   100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 169
CRUSH   Hand-harvested at night on October 25th. Once in the winery, the grapes were fully de-stemmed, berry-by-berry hand sorted and completely crushed.
FERMENT   7-day cold soaks, followed by native fermentation in open-top tans. 14 days on the skins.
AGING   22 months in French oak, 66% new. Never racked prior to bottling.  Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
VINTAGE NOTES   A cool, wet Spring contributed to a slow start at Bonny’s Vineyard. Due to this, we paid particularly close attention to vine balance at each stage throughout the growing season, dialing in the vines when needed with aggressive farming. What resulted was a particularly late harvest — by this site’s standard — of an exquisitely ripe and delicious crop of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It is thrilling to now be a part of Bonny’s Vineyard’s rich history, and look forward to working with the vines for years to come.
WINEMAKER NOTES Being longtime fans of the showstopping wines Oakville produces, when presented with the opportunity to work with this marquee site in 2019, we pounced at the chance. Pouring a deep opaque red-violet, 1555’s Cabernet personality leaps from the glass balancing opulent fruit, damp earth, chilling minerality and an alluring spice note that keeps pulling us back for more. Exquisitely ripe tannins provide a refined, velvety structure, delivering the deep and seductively rich palate. The pedigree displayed in the glass is undeniable. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon.