Our family was able to marry our interest in fine wines over the years with actually owning our own high quality estate grown vineyard. We purchased 43 acres in Oakville, California in 1976. Emilio Perez, our friend and resident grower and vine expert, was with us since day one. He knew every detail about our soil, weather, elevation and how best to tend to the grapes. We asked renown wine producer Joe Cafaro to join us and help us develop a balanced Cabernet. Now well known expert Corey Beck works with us now as Director of Wine making. My daughter Kathy and son Ted got involved. We did this for the love of wine but also as a special retreat for our family. We hope you love the wine as much as we do.
Oakville is one of the warmest regions in the Napa Valley and ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. 2010 was an excellent vintage because of the ideal weather conditions: light spring rains followed by warm summer days and no abrupt climate changes throughout the season. As a result, the grapes achieved a perfect even ripening and were aromatic and very well balanced, which allowed us to be highly selective at harvest.
Our 2010 Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon is imbued with an alluring perfume of black currant, and Bing cherry with hints of mocha followed by the luscious flavors of blackberries and spice that are accentuated by sweet vanilla and violets. The palate is silky smooth with abundant blackberry and sweet plum flavors followed by mouth-watering tannins for a long and lingering finish.
Our 2010 vintage has been aged in a combination of new and aged French Oak barrels for two years and then bottled and stored in a temperature-controlled wine cellar for another two years. As a family, we are committed to creating a balanced Cabernet meant to compliment food and warm the soul without ever overwhelming the senses.