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The Estate Grown O’Connell Family Vineyards OCFV Cabernet Sauvignon Inte+Gra+Tion I is available to Allocation Reservation List members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-815-0364 to inquire about List space availability.
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
OAK KNOLL DISTRICT NAPA VALLEY
A Multi-vintage Style from 2005-2014
97 Robert Parker Wine Advocate Rating
Capture the True Essence of one of Napa Valley Oldest Vineyards in a Bottle
A Multi-Vintage Style 2005-2014
INTE+GRA_TION I is the culmination of our quest to capture the “sense of place” of our estate vineyard in a glass. By blending multiple vintages, we are able create a terroir driven, historic Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the pure character of the land, freed from the influence of a specific vintage. Our vineyard property was established in 1850’s in today’s Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, and deemed in 1856 by the California Agriculture Society as the best vineyard land in California. A rare piece of Napa Valley, that deserves to be expressed. The winemaking was a patient quest. Successfully tending barrels for 9 years is quite a feat. We attribute the wine’s longevity to the land, our minimalistic winemaking approach and the purity of organic, bio-diverse farming. Our vibrant eco-system attracts beneficial bugs, birds and bees, minimizing outside inputs. We normally age our Cabernets up to 48 months in French oak and the wine remains vibrant and youthful with great texture, so we felt it would continue to age well in barrel. The subtlety of older wine combined with the youthful exuberance, created a wine of irresistible charm. We call it INTE+GRA+TION to communicate our vision: Begin with winemaking that carefully coaxes the most elegant attributes from the soil and varietal. Set aside the most expressive barrels of each vintage and conclude with creative blending to integrate the vintage years into a single vineyard expression in a bottle. -Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell and Wayne O’Connell, Vintners
WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: Lisa Perotti-Brown “The NV Cabernet Sauvignon Inte+Gra+Tion I is a multi-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon from Oak Knoll that includes vintages from 2005 to 2014. Deep garnet colored with a hint of brick, it has a very spicy, mature nose of tobacco, earth, Chinese five spice, incense and tree bark with a core of preserved plums, figs and prunes. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated and very spicy. It's evolved, complex and perfumed, finishing very long. This is a unique style, adeptly done!"
First established in 1850’s, the vineyard was lost during the Prohibition era, then replanted in 2001 by O’Connell Family. The California Agriculture Commission accolades were confirmed when the Inaugural 2007 vintage earned a Double Gold. Successive gold medals followed. The certified organic vineyard has diverse soils from lean gravel and sand to rich loam and a cooler climate allowing slow development of distinctive aromatic and taste attributes, creating estate Cabernets that authentically speak of their terroir.
French oak up to 11 years
Drinkable Until: 2047