2019 NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
Per our usual program with the NVD we have continued to partner with some of the valleys top Cabernet Sauvignon producers. This will be our second vintage to include the Amoenus Vineyard and as in previous years is anchored by Cab from the Heimark Vineyard, an unnamed vineyard on Pritchard Hill, and a bit from our Estate. All incredible family-owned vineyard sites. The addition of the Amoenus has brought a great component of very structured ripeness to the NVD. Always our most approachable Cab, has only been made ever better with this addition of a little western valley fruit paired with the other eastern hillside sites. Sitting just north of Calistoga on the western bench and farmed by another great winemaker, the Amoenus is a lush balanced powerhouse. Really a nice addition. We are fortunate to have great relationships with all the growers that we work with allowing our Winemaker Sam Kaplan to oversee farming practices and really be able to begin to make the wine in the vineyard.
95 points – Jeb Dunnuck
95 points – The Wine Advocate