The complex, unique terroir of the O’Connell Family Vineyard imparts an unmatched flavor into a wine that is dramatically site specific.
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
OAK KNOLL DISTRICT NAPA VALLEY 2011
A wine that authentically speaks of its terroir- a cooler climate Cabernet Sauvignon that grows in diverse soils from lean gravel/sand to rich loam, surrounded by a diverse ecco-system of flora supporting the overall health of our certified organic vineyard blocks.
Signature rich aromatics are your first impression of the OCFV Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Then the exotic flavors unfold- red berry fruits, tobacco, cedar, our traditional hint of lavender. The Cabernet includes a small percentage of Petite Verdot, that grows next to the lavender field. The 2011 vintage was a cool growing year, which evolved into a well structured wine with gracefully expression of fruit. The wine has 4 years of aging in French oak, a rare attribute that allows gentle integrated of tannins, fruit and oak elements, creating a wine that is ultimately smooth and expressive.
Located at the southern end of Napa Valley about 5 miles from the San Francisco Bay, at the base of Mount Veeder and on the bank of Dry Creek. Located at the southern end of Napa Valley about 5 miles from the San Francisco Bay, at the base of Mount Veeder and on the bank of Dry Creek. The vineyard was created over millennium by the layers of forces from regional geological events that created complex layered soils.