2015 BON PASSE CABERNET SAUVIGNONWine Match Special Selection

97% Cabernet Sauvignon
Darms Lane, LLC

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $60.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:600
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 3, 2018
date profiled:Nov 20, 2018
region:Northern California
AVA:Napa Valley
vineyards:Estate Bon Passe Vineyard
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:90% French |10% Americ ... 90% French |10% American  
oak barrels:40% New  
oak aging: 20 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet sauvignon 97% Napa Valley
petite verdot 3% Napa Valley
 
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Winemaker Brian Mox Notes
Vineyard: The Estate Bon Passe Vineyard is located in the southwestern bench lands of Napa Valley, in the Oak Knoll District appellation. The vineyard is comprised of both hillsides and valley floor, with varying soil types. As a result, we harvest our six blocks separately to take advantage of the different lots and add complexity to our wines. Appellation: Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Growing Season Notes: The 2015 vintage started out two weeks earlier than normal with bud break in mid-March. Temperatures were a bit more erratic for much of April and into May, leading to a smaller than average crop for Cabernet Sauvignon. Temperatures were closer to average from June into mid-August. Warms spells in August and September pushed the ...more... ripeness, but the weather settled down in late September to allow the vines to recover and give us necessary hang time to mature the tannins. We picked the Bon Passe Cabernet Sauvignon the last week September and first week of October, when we also harvested the Petit Verdot. Varietal: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot Barrel Aging: 21 months in Oak – 40% new: 90% French, 10% American Winemaker Tasting Notes: Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals notes of dark cherry, cassis, vanilla, cocoa and graham cracker with toasty oak. Entry has sweet ripe berry fruit and elegant fine-grained tannin leading to a balanced mid-palate. Flavors of dark fruit (cherry, blackberry, boysenberry), chocolate and cherry and berry fruit jam. It finishes with a lingering touch of fruit and chewy tannins. Our 2015 shows riper fruit characteristics but maintains the richness and tannins typical of the Bon Passe Cabernet, thus we recommend some aerative decanting. The rich fruit and savory flavor profile make it an ideal pairing for grilled meats and hearty dishes.
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