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2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Game Farm Vineyard

2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The resulting 2015 vintage has beautiful dill and spice notes on the nose that lead to silken fig and dark fruit flavors on a lush, well-integrated palate. 

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$125.00
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SKU: CE15CS

The fruit source for the single-vineyard 2015 C. Elizabeth Game Farm Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, is 100% from the “Rock Pit” block – an exceptional vineyard parcel situated on the old Rector Creek bed.  Here, in what may be the rockiest plot in the Napa Valley, vine roots are forced to dig deep for water and nourishment, yielding wines with great flavor intensity, depth of character, and finesse. 

Grapes were picked on September 15th -- one of the earliest Cabernet harvests on record for the “Rock Pit” – necessitated by sustained high temperatures and a spike in sugar content.  With regards to aging, winemaker Bill Nancarrow continued to build on learnings from our inaugural vintage, and specifically, the American oak barrel trials.  Though pleased with the finished 2014 wine, he continued to evolve the barrel regimen in 2015.  The final 2015 oak lineup included five new oak barrel lots (PA and MO) and one neutral oak barrel lot.  These seemingly small adjustments made a positive impact, allowing the final wine to age perfectly with just the right balance of acidity, palate fullness, soft tannins, and great structure. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The resulting 2015 vintage has beautiful dill and spice notes on the nose that lead to silken fig and dark fruit flavors on a lush, well-integrated palate. The wine concludes with delightful hints of crème brulee and a long lingering finish.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Game Farm Vineyard
Sugar
25.8
Acid
5.8
pH
3.7
Bottling Date
06/30/17
Alcohol %
14.5