By selecting small lots of only the finest fruit from premiere Napa Valley vineyards, using specially selected barrels, and meticulously blending until we achieve perfection is the manner in which we create Bucephalus.
The 2015 Bucephalus was crafted using some of the best grapes found in the Napa Valley. Most of the fruit for the 2015 Bucephalus was harvested from vineyards in the mountain AVAs of Howell Mountain and Atlas Peak. The mountain AVAs are the ideal growing environment for producing fruit with huge concentration and immense depth. We also harvested grapes grown in the well-balanced and temperate AVAs of Yountville, Oakville, Coombsville and Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The slightly cooler climates of these appellations create wines with excellent balance and vibrant acidity.
We blended a small portion of Syrah and Petit Verdot into the Bucephalus to help knit the blend together. The Syrah contributes notes of baking spice and adds more structure to the blend. The Petite Verdot provides a deep purple hue to the blend. Together with the Cabernet Sauvignon, it creates a powerful and well-structure wine.
|73% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petite Verdot
44% Howell Mountain
25% Atlas Peak
1% Oak Knoll District