From the famed Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
we have created a blend for Premiere Napa
Valley which achieves its overall character
through the harmonious integration of the
powerhouse Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon and
new French Oak Darnajou and Taransaud
barrels, achieving roundness and balance that
rises above the glass with blue and black fruit,
tobacco leaf, espresso roast, white chocolate,
cocoa, and toasty oak characteristics in its
dense, full-bodied style.
Aging Process: Barrel fermented in large open top French Oak Puncheons and then barrel aged in a selection of 100% new French Oak barrels for 19 months.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
very full bodied
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: This Premiere Napa Valley lot allowed us to isolate and highlight the character of clone # 4 Cabernet Sauvignon that is normally blended with other components. The ToKalon vineyard has been considered one of the most influential vineyards in California since Napa Valley first planted in 1868. The opportunity to craft wines from this historical site is intriguing.
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
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Little Rock AR 72201-4405