This is the first and only varietal Cabernet Sauvignon grown and bottled at the Cain Vineyard since 1984
Sourced from our oldest vines (planted in 1987) and grown at our highest elevation (2,100 feet)
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec – blended for depth, complexity and balance
Winemaker, Cain Vineyard & Winery
I was born and raised in Cognac, France, where my family has a vineyard. After completing four years of enology and viticulture school, I took over the management of my family's estate. Then, at age 24, I decided to explore the New World of wine. Ending up in the Napa Valley, I worked for a small winery, Bernard Pradel Cellars (now Elyse), where I managed their viticulture and winemaking. I worked the harvest of 1993 at Newton Vineyard, and began working for Cain Vineyard & Winery in 1994 as associate winemaker.
Country born: France
Education: Four years of studying viticulture and enology in France
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
Winemaking begins in the vineyard, a long time before any fermentation takes place in the cellar. Being able to read what the vines are showing you, and how the grapes are behaving at harvest time, is a must. The process of transforming grapes into wine in the barrel should flow easily, until judicious blending takes place.
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