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 2014
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.
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
The Cabernet Sauvignon is organically grown at the O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard. The fruit is prized for its ability to harmonize flavor components into a seamless tasting experience- smooth and elegant. A meticulously crafted wine that blends our distinctive blocks: French Gate, Apple, Olive and Creek. The grapes are touched only by human hand: precise hand pruning, selective reduction of fruit bunches to balance vine load vine-by-vine, hand harvesting and hand sorting of every cluster.
The premiere estate vineyard blocks are blended to create a sleek wine that consistently brings a sense of place into the glass. Provocative dark fruit aromas with an exotic spiciness draws you into the glass. Then explore the richly textured yet elegantly integrated wine. Flavors of lavender, cedar, tobacco, cassis and cardamom reveal themselves layer after layer.
A Classic Cabernet perfectly suited for elegant cuts of beef, lamb, and game meats.
An almost unheard of oak program of barrel aging for almost 4 years in French Oak of medium toast
A firmly structured wine with 20+ year cellaring potential, yet can be enjoyed now