Our original Signature Collection wine first released in 2002, this Cabernet Sauvignon is all about the Oakville AVA. The fruit is from the Oakville Estate Vineyard. The dense, cane-pruned vines bring the full impact of the Oakville soil into the body of this wine.
92 - James Suckling
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Aromas of black cherry, cola and cassis are intertwined with scents of leather, olive and walnut skin. With time, notes of plum and baked pie crust are also evident. Being a fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine expresses flavors consisting of baked rhubarb and cranberry, with layers of cocoa, blackberry and vanilla extract. The minerality consists of crushed rock, and is balanced by a smooth chalky tannin.
The Tamber Bey Oakville Estate Vineyard is located at the southern end of Napa Valley’s famous Oakville Appellation, just north of Yountville. It has gravel/loam soil that isrelatively shallow and well suited for Cabernet Sauvignon. The site enjoys early morning fog and late afternoon breezes influenced by the San Francisco Bay to the south. To encourage competition for sun, water and nutrients, Tamber Bey planted more than 9,500 vines in a tight planting formation on 3 acres.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec.