HOOPES OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Oakville
2015
Wine Details

“Our flagship wine is, and always has been, the soul of our farm. Crafted from our ten-acre vineyard in the heart of Oakville, planted in 1983, it was previously a fruit source for a number of famous estates until we started winemaking ourselves. The soil is dense in geologic composition, featuring four different types of soil. One, volcanic, is unheard of in the Oakville sub-appellation, with the exception of To Kalon, and is rarely, if ever present, in valley floor vineyards. We harvest this vineyard in fourteen small batches, despite the small size, to ensure the perfect balance of acid, flavor, and tannins.”

- Second Generation Proprietor, Lindsay Hoopes

Accolades


92 points, Wine Spectator (September 2019)
“A broad-shouldered version, with waves of blackcurrant, fig and boysenberry that are well-steeped in feel, laced with loam and tobacco details and backed by grip and muscle, showing enough brambly energy to stay focused and continue moving through the dense finish. Best from 2021 through 2030. 2,000 cases made.-J.M.”

92 points, Decanter World Wine Awards (May 2019) 

92 points, James Suckling (December 2017)
“A solid red with dark chocolate, spice and berry character. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs to soften a bit. Drink in 2019.”

Double Gold, American Fine Wine Competition (January 2019)

Technical Details
Appellation: Oakville
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aspect: NW X SE
Soils: Clay Loam, Volcanic, Sand, Boomer
Slope: Elevation 150 Feet
Rootstock: St. George
Clone: Bordeaux Wente
Barrels: 100% French, 45% New
Barrel Aging: 22 Month
Alcohol: 14.9%
PH: 3.8
TA: 6.0g/L
Date Bottled: August 17, 2017
Tasting Notes
Our 2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, concentrated and brooding wine. Those familiar with our wines will recognize the signature aromas and flavors of our distinct site. Aromas are a study in ripe black fruits, savory herbs, fennel, anisette, graphite and black tea. A refined expression of Oakville, balanced with freshness of citrus oil, resinous cedar and the warmth of vanilla, and plum in the mouth. While initially restrained, a lush sweet entry opens to a dense and weighty mid-palate finishing with the enticing and complex tension of cocoa and espresso with a hint forest floor and rich earth.

$100.00 /750ml

$220.00 /1.5L