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Cabernet Sauvignon

Nicolette and I are happy to release our 2016 Nicolette Christopher Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We employ time-honored winemaking techniques that can only be used on a very small, personal scale — hand sorting, extremely gentle wine movements and meticulous caretaking — to produce a rich, lush wine that we are proud of. Mother Nature supplied us with lovely fruit in the 2008 vintage and we are sure you will enjoy its expression in the glass.


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Tasting Notes

The color is deep garnet. 2016 Nicolette Christopher opens with enticing notes of cassis, dark berries, cherries, rosemary, vanilla and baking spices in the aroma. On the palate, the wine continues to build on the aromas with plums, red cherry, cocoa, sandalwood, and caramel. The freshness of the acidity, density of fruit and silky texture are a refined expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Technical Notes

Four tons of Cabernet Sauvignon was crushed on September 12, 2016. The wine is composed of fruit grown in Vittorio’s Vineyard in St Helena. The fruit came from beautifully farmed, properly cropped, and balanced vines. The wine was produced in small open topped fermentors and underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrels to enhance mouthfeel. It was aged 22 months in French oak barrels, one third of which were new.

Bottling occurred on June 2, 2018, only 250 cases were produced.