2019 Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Our bold, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon delivers classic Napa Valley character and structure. Focused and layered, generous fruit notes of wild blackberry and cassis blend with hints of vanilla bean, black tea and Herbes de Provence. Youthful upon release, the wine’s firm, assertive tannins on the mid-palate will soften over time, whether in the cellar or swirled in the glass. Enjoy over the next six years. Pair this alongside a grilled burger topped with aged gouda or gorgonzola, or herb-crusted roasted lamb.

Composition

89% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot
2% Malbec

Critics

95 Points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 15, 2021

A plush, full-bodied red with currant, olive, walnut and chocolate-nut character. It’s full and layered with so much unctuous fruit, but not heavy nor overpowering. Delicious and satisfying now, but will age nicely.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Katie Vogt
Alcohol:
15.1%
Harvested:
October 11 to October 27, 2019
Bottled:
April 21, 2021
Released:
September 13, 2021

Our Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested at night to deliver naturally cooled grapes to the winery. Whole clusters were gravity-fed onto a vibrating table for hand sorting. Selected clusters were gently de-stemmed, delivering whole berries for a final hand sorting. After several days of cold maceration, the fruit entered primary fermentation for two to three weeks, then gently pressed in our stainless-steel basket. The wine finished malolactic fermentation in barrel, then aged for 15 months in 88% new French oak barrels.

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