The Ultimate Wine from an Ultimate Vineyard
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
OAK KNOLL DISTRICT NAPA VALLEY
Made in the Solera Style
The estate vintages from 2005-2012 meets the youthful exuberance of the 2014 vintage
Winemaking Artfulness at Its Pinnacle “Imagine tasting a vertical of OCFV in one glass! Select barrels, set aside for up to 11 years, have been blended to create a rare and beautiful wine that will linger in your heart, mind and soul. The smooth integration of multi- vintages creates layers of flavors that continue to develop and delight. The result... a memorable, sumptuous sip! We called it Integration to communicate our vision: It begins with winemaking that carefully coaxes the most elegant attributes from the soil and varietal. The most expressive barrels of each vintage are set aside, and the process concludes with creative blending of these barrels in just the right proportion to integrate the vintage year, the character and the attributes into a single expression. A solera style bottling. “ - Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, Vintner
First established in 1850’s, this area of Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley was deemed the best vineyard land in California in 1856 by the California Agriculture Commission. The vineyard was lost during the Prohibition era, then replanted in 2001 by O’Connell Family. These accolades were confirmed when the Inaugural 2007 vintage earned a Double Gold, and garnered successive gold medals thereafter. The certified organic vineyard expresses distinctive aromatic and taste attributes, creating estate Cabernets that authentically speak of their terroir- a cooler climate wine that grows in diverse soils from lean gravel/sand to rich loam, surrounded by a diverse Eco-system of flora, which supports overall vineyard health.