One Thousand Vines 2016 Vintage:
Nose is big and gorgeous with aromas of wild bramble, vanilla, jasmine and sage. Characteristic of the 2016 vintage, the palate is elegant. Flavors of blackberry and wild cherry greet the palate and soft milk chocolate notes complimented with rich cocoa bean tannins linger on the finish. Drink now or hold for 5 more years.
One Thousand Vines 2014 Vintage:
The nose has notes of intense black raspberry, vanilla, anise, and milk chocolate. Characteristic of volcanic soil, wild black cherry dominates the palate followed with flavors of cassis and leather. Large espresso bean tannins make for a strong and extended mouthfeel and finish.
One Thousand Vines 2013 Vintage:
The 2013 One Thousand Vines Cabernet Sauvignon is evolving into a beautiful, classic Napa Valley, mountain fruit Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2013 growing season was moderately warm, allowing for full berry ripening with balanced fruit and sugar levels. There was no threat of early picking before harvest in late September. Due to the warm weather, the tannins were given time to evolve on the vine, resulting in bold, rounded fruit development with great aging potential.
On the nose, the Cabernet exhibits bits of dusty, mineral, black cherry notes characteristic of volcanic soil. A small percent of Petite Verdot was blended to enhance the silky, yet plush tannins, giving a robust mouth feel.
The wine was fermented in 50% new French Oak and punched down by hand. After pressing, the wine was aged in barrel for 22 months and bottled June 2015. Only 100 cases produced.
– Winemaker, Shawna Miller
One Thousand Vines 2012 Vintage:
The inaugural 2012 vintage exhibit all that is great about this exceptional vintage. The nose is filled with bright raspberries, vanilla spice and currants. On the palate, darker blackberry notes come through. The 2012 expresses deep layers of espresso and dark chocolate, finishing with silky, blueberry tannins.
The wine was fermented in 50% new French Oak and punched down by hand. After pressing, the wine was aged in barrel for 22 months and bottled … Only 106 cases produced
Robert Louis Stevenson said in the late 1800s, “the smack of the California earth shall linger on the palate of your grandson”. Enjoy!