Drew Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
On the palate: Sandalwood, strawberry syrup, iced mocha, tulip bulbs, sawdust, violets, lavender, baby powder, fresh red apples, apricots, lemon thyme
On the nose: Bright, fresh entrance, evolving to finish on structural tannins, notes of grenadine syrup, fresh strawberry, potpourri, honeydew melon, fresh pear, lychee, cotton candy, red cherry, cooked eggplant, steamed artichoke, strawberry yogurt, cookie dough
Bend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging: 22 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 1-year-old barrels
2018 was a dream growing season and harvest for Napa Valley. An abundance of rain in February was followed by continuous days of sunshine and mild temperatures that made for uniform vines and even cluster growth. With no major heat spikes to contend with, there was no need to rush through harvest. Cooler temperatures allowed us to pick when we wanted, without stress and under optimal conditions. The gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness.