HOOPES NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
We are very fortunate to work with a variety of sites in the Napa Valley. This wine, born out of our curiosity, has matured into a stunning wine, which over delivers on intensity and richness. We are proud of this beautiful example of what the Napa Valley can do.
- Second Generation Proprietor, Lindsay Hoopes
Appellation: Napa Valley
Composition: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah
Barrels: 100% French Oak, 35% New
Barrel Aging: 21 months
Yet another drought year, the smooth moderate temperatures of 2014 allowed for gentle development and concentration of flavor. This long hang time gave us beautiful ripeness with layers of fruit and sweet mature tannins. Rich warm aromas of cigar box, creamy vanilla and damp earth, give way to a lush and generous mouth full of ripe plum and sweet cherries. Well-balanced oak supports a finish of milk chocolate and integrated tannins completing the graceful arc in the mouth.
- Winemaker, Anne Vawter & Associate Winemaker, Jennifer Rue