2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Oleandri Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aromas: Currants, spice, cherry cola
  • Flavors: Blackberries, dark chocolate, butterscotch
  • Profile: Full bodied with a beautiful texture, mouthfeel and length. This wine is built for aging, but good luck trying to wait!

Our 2020 Benedetto Cabernet Sauvignon from the Moulds Family Vineyard –- home to Napa Valley’s 2018 Growers of the Year. The vineyard lies on the western bench at the southern end of Napa Valley, with varied soil types created from ancient marine sediments and rocky alluvial fans. This area is cooler in summer and drier in winter than the Upper Valley. The marine influence from San Pablo Bay is strong here, producing foggy mornings and cool summer nights. Importantly for us, cooler nights and slowly rising daytime temperatures create a naturally long hang time that helps fruit reach optimal phenolic ripeness, bright acidity and great texture.

  • Brix @ Harvest: 25.6°
  • Fermentation Details: 3-day cold soak, 10-day primary fermentation, 14-day extended maceration, malolactic fermentation in barrels
  • Aging: 22 months in new & neutral French oak barrels
  • pH: 3.74
  • TA: 5.9 g/L
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 was a challenging year but the reward was well worth it! Warm, dry days and cool nights yielded near perfect conditions once again.