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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
Welcome late winter rains recharged drought-parched soils in 2015, allowing an excellent start to spring growth and a balanced fruit-to-canopy ratio during the summer. Field Blend serves as a bellwether for the vintage. A smaller crop and early harvest yielded deeply concentrated flavors and lush, mature tannins in the Field Blend grapes in 2015. Black-purple in color, the 2015 Field Blend displays perfumed aromas of rose and violet, leading to juicy black fruit with hints of cedar and chaparral. On the palate, the wine is rich and lush, showing Marionberry and dark chocolate, and the black pepper characteristic of Zinfandel. With concentrated fruit flavors leading to hints of black tea and chocolate in the finish, the 2015 Field Blend is a deeply satisfying wine.
Current Release: 2015
Total cases produced: 100 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.
Current Release: 2014
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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