Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Production: 50 cases
Awards: 93pts & Gold Medal from 2019 International Women’s Wine Competition
Introduction: The 2016 Petar Oak Knolll Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is coming from vineyard located on Oak Knoll Avenue north of Napa. The Oak Knoll sub-AVA is located in the southern part of Napa, and is significantly colder region due to the coastal influence from the San Francisco Bay.
Winemaking: The grapes were handpicked in the middle of October, sorted and de-stemmed into small fermentation bins and allowed to cold soak for 3 days to help stabilize the color and enhance flavor. It was fermented for 14 days and punched down 3 times a day, with an additional 2 days extended maceration to increase extraction of color and phenolic compounds. The wine is then gently pressed and aged on fine lees for 30 months in 100% French with 30% new French oak to preserve the delicate notes and mouthfeel. Only 2 barrels produced.
Tasting Notes: Bold and balanced the 2016 Petar Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibiting aromas of dark fruit, cassis, earth, and cigar box accented with spice notes. This full-bodied and well-balanced wine makes a perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat dishes.
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