2020 John Anthony Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"A quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon blended from our top Napa Valley estates. Saturated ruby-purple hues anticipate aromas of red currant, pitted red fruit, cassis, and sandalwood. Flavors of black raspberry, Chambord, and vanilla bean are balanced. Satisfying structure that displays the elegance, layering, and length expected from this noble varietal grown in Napa Valley’s world-class wine region."
Vintage Notes: Mild temperatures augured an ideal start to the 2020 growing season, with low winter rainfall contributing to an early bud break. The Cabernet Sauvignon crop was marked by small berries with concentrated flavors. Warm summer conditions were buffered by cool mornings heading into harvest, promoting evenhanded flavors and structure across our Cabernet Sauvignon estates.
In the Vineyard:
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub Appellations: 43% R/D, 18% Twisted Oak, 16% GnR, 9% Calistoga, 6% Coombsville, 3% Epps, 2.5% Crane and 2.5% Carneros Gap
Harvest Date: September 28th - October 2nd, 2020
In the Cellar:
Bottling: 823 cases produced
Fermentation: 66% New French Oak
Coopers: 66% NFO(Sylvain, Remond, Baron, Taransaud, Gamba, TQ, Tonn Ô and Demptos)
Barrel Age: 20 Months