HONIG CAB SAUV 18 750
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
VINTAGE Abundant winter rains and a coolish spring lead to later budbreak and flowering. Summer was mild and virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. Fall temperatures were moderate. An overall mild growing season lead to fully developed flavors and tannins.
WINEMAKING The fruit for this wine comes from both our sustainably farmed vine- yard in Rutherford, and from local Napa Valley vineyards. Each vineyard block was harvested and made into an individual lot representing that block. The wines were pressed off the skins from 10 to 30 days after crushing. Bottled in June 2020.
AGING Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels. 29% new American Oak 17% new French Oak, 54% used barrels.
TASTING NOTES Currant, plum and black raspberry aromas are intermingled with a mélange of black pepper, nutmeg, and a whisper of dried herbs. The aromas flow through to similar flavors on the palate. Sweet oak pulls it all together, complementing the lush textures