ARGOT 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

VINEYARD   Hailing from five distinct terroirs within the Napa Valley — two valley floor ranches, one each on the western edge of Rutherford, and the eastside of Oakville; two ferociously steep, rocky hillside vineyards (one north-facing, one west-facing) in the cool, southwestern corner of the valley; and a ridgetop vineyard in Napa’s eastern hills.
PRODUCTION   550 cases
VARIETAL   100% Cabernet Sauvignon
CRUSH  Hand-harvested in multiple passes beginning on Sept 30th and culminating on October 26th. Cluster and berry sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed.
FERMENT   5-day cold soaks, followed by native fermentation in open-top tanks, with an average of 15 days of skin contact.
AGING   22 months, French oak barrels, 50% new. Never racked prior to bottling.  Un-fined, unfiltered.
NOTES If you enjoyed the 2018 version of this wine, just wait until you experience 2019! A revelatory Cabernet Sauvignon. ‘Dark’ ‘Ethereal’ ‘Classy’ ‘Serious’ ‘Deep’ ‘Delicious’, so said our initial tasting notes. This is a gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet that will turn heads and provide the entire category a shot in the arm. The darkest of berry fruits dominate the senses, with an underlying acidity that dazzles the palate and a finish that will test modern-day, abbreviated attention spans. Pull the biggest stem from the cabinet and let your cup runneth over.