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The 2016 vintage was near perfect, as Napa Valley began to ease out of a prolonged drought and thirsty vines recovered, yielding a moderate size crop. The growing season avoided the extremes of both frost and high heat, allowing smooth and even ripening, ideal for optimum flavor development. The ideal growing season especially favored the 2016 Chardonnay, where each of the three Bobcat block clones brought a distinct flavor and expressive aroma to the harmonious blend.
Current Release: 2016
Total cases produced: 165 cases 750ml, 5 cases 1.5L
In the tradition of Napa Valley’s early grape growers, the varietals for Oakville Ranch Field Blend are grown on a single Oakville hillside vineyard block, then harvested and fermented together, producing a lively, fruit-driven wine that’s perfect for everyday consumption. A blend of Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah, our Field Blend offers consumers an affordable, food-friendly red wine that’s deliciously drinkable on release, but will age comfortably in the cellar for several years.
Current Release: 2014
Total cases produced: 124 cases
A lush and complex wine, this Robert’s Cabernet Franc is produced each year from grapes grown in the red volcanic soil of the highest mountain vineyard blocks. A lighter, lean canopy and mild temperatures allowed for even ripening and concentration of fruit in 2014, the third year of drought. Raspberry, black currant and fresh floral elements with hints of tobacco and caramel dominate the complex, perfumed nose, leading to juicy, ripe fruit flavors on the palate. In the mouth, the flavors are long, supple and subtly savory, layered with sweet, ripe tannins.
Total cases produced: 115 6-pack cases 750ml; 15 cases of magnums
The intense color of this Cabernet – a hallmark of Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon – mirrors its heady aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry, Jordan almond and dried rose petal. The driest year on record in a string of drought years, the 2014 vintage was marked by moderate temperatures during the growing season, allowing gradual ripening and flavor development. Ripe and intense, this Cabernet shows excellent focus and definition of fruit. It is generous on the palate, integrating ripe fruit with creamy and delicately resinous oak, hinting at cocoa and graphite and leading to a flavorful and persistent finish.
Total cases produced: 270 cases 750ml; 15 cases of magnums
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