VITESSE VINEYARDS 2015 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Photo: David Fischer
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley will be remembered for early warm temperatures and bud break. Late Spring brought colder weather at the height of bloom, resulting in inconsistent fruit set and a smaller crop. Luckily we were blessed with only exceptional quality grapes despite an early harvest.
Winemaker Miquel Caratachea has again crafted an elegant, gorgeous wine from almost 100 lots primarily sourced from hillside Napa Valley and other premium sites. The wines received great care with frequent barrel topping and "délestage," which gently extracts the phenolic compounds by oxygenating the juice to produce a softer, less astringent wine exhibiting more fruit character.
Vitesse shares the timeless characteristics of many luxury Cabernets: concentration, depth and layered nuance. This wine tantalizes with lavish aromas of ripe cherry, tobacco, mocha and spice. Expansive on the palate, the core of fine tannins and vivid acidity spreads across a soft, velvety texture and lingering, mouth watering finish.
Drink now or cellar for 8 years or longer.
Price: $65. per bottle