Thomas Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L 2015
About This Wine
On the nose: touches of cedar, tapenade, pistachios, redcurrants, chocolate truffles, thyme, cherries, roast beef, candied pecans
On the palate: soft, round entrance evolving on a nice layered tannic structure with candied/macerated strawberry, pine, underbrush lingering on plum, kirsch
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging: 22 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 1-year-old barrels
While the yields were low in 2015, the quality was high. The growing period began with uncommonly warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring which resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Alpha Omega started and completed harvest the earliest in its history. The beauty of this vintage is that a limited number of 100+-degree days bolstered the fruits’ concentration and power. The vintage left us with a round, voluptuous profile, which we complemented by extracting plenty of tannin to support it. The results are very complex and full wines.