2015 CASK RESERVA ESPECIAL
Club Price $80.00
91 points from James Suckling!
This unique and limited wine delights the senses with its deep, dark color, complex aromas and opulent flavors of blackberry, black currant, and mocha. Fruit from Atlas Peak gives this wine its intense concentration and structure while Rutherford Bench fruit contributes with luscious texture. Impeccably balanced and elegant, this wine is layered with texture and finesse.
390 cases produced
Varietal Composition: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Petit Verdot
This vintage will be remembered for high quality, but low yields. The 2015 growing season started out with unreasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (during the peak of bloom) caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in a much smaller crop in 2015, compared to the three abundant years that preceded it. As a result, our winemaker worked hand-in-hand with our vineyard crews and also employed new technologies, like optical sorting to ensure we picked and crushed only the best quality grapes. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, beginning on July 31st with the picking of grapes for our sparkling wine program, and concluded for us on October 22nd. While ongoing drought was of great concern, we were fortunate to have received enough rain in the winter to fill our reservoirs.