2015 Transcendent Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Napa Valley Transcendent
Our 2015 Transcendent is a wine of true depth and sophistication. It exhibits aromas of tobacco, black currant and black cherry. Flavors of mocha, cassis and allspice intermingle perfectly on the palate. The 2015 Transcendent is a full-bodied wine with the perfect oak to fruit balance, elegant tannins and a long finish.
Sourced from the highest regarded vineyards in the Napa Valley, Transcendent is an expression of the best of Napa Valley. The wide range of AVA sources allows our winemaking team to create an exquisitely balanced wine with utmost elegance. The Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the higher elevations contribute to the structure, texture and concentrated favor in the wine. Cabernet Sauvignon from the valley contributes to the notes of tobacco and herbs and to the elegant tannins of the wine.
The 2015 harvest started earlier compared to the previous harvests. 2015 continued the trend of a mild winter and warm, dry spring and summer. Once harvest grew closer, our viticulture team noticed the grape clusters were smaller compare to previous vintages. The grape clusters were smaller due to multiple vintages of high yields. Even though yields were down, the quality was exceptional. The grapes had high concentrations of fruit flavors and complexity due to smaller grapes.
VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: 51% Diamond Mtn., 21% Atlas Peak,
13% Howell Mtn., 8% Coombsville and 7% Oakville
AGING: 100% new French oak/ 27 months
ALCOHOL: 15.5 | TA: 0.56 g/100ml | pH: 3.74
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