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Abundant flavors of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruits jump from the glass. More pronounced than last year’s debut vintage, and possesses the elegant, palate-filling structure we are already coming to expect from this remarkable Oakville vineyard.
Aiken soil series sample from Air Show
Oakville, Napa Valley
Clone 7 on 119R rootstock and clones 169, 191 and 337 on 101-14 rootstock
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Beatty Ranch is comprised of rocky, red soils from the Aiken series and has a northern and southern exposure.
Named for the aerial artistry of the valley’s blackbirds, Air Show Vineyard is planted in gravelly, well-drained soils in the heart of Oakville along the crossroad. This Cabernet offers depth and layering typical of the region, with supple tannins that are a signature of the vineyard site.
October 17, 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
16 months in French oak
The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.