NVSBecome a Member Download PDF 2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NVS AVA: Napa Valley NVS – Napa Valley Select Winemaker: Jeff Ames Cooperage: 22 Months French Oak, Taransaud and Darnajou Napa Valley Select – Sourced from select vineyard sites throughout Napa Valley, the NVS blend captures the best characteristics and qualities of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley AVA – One of the world’s premier wine regions, the Napa Valley Appellation brings the ideal combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology, providing excellent consistency vintage-to-vintage. Flanked by the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountain ranges, distinct microclimates and terrains can be found throughout the valley, allowing for the growth of a wide range of world-class grape varieties with distinct, recognizable qualities. Vintage Notes – Another exceptional Napa Valley vintage, the 2019 growing season was marked by a wet spring followed by a long, sunny summer with few extreme heat events. Consistent temperatures helped to preserve the freshness in the fruit while allowing abundant hang time – resulting in concentrated clusters with beautiful color, structure, soft tannins, and bright acidity. These wines will age beautifully for years to come. Wine Maker Notes – Expressions of cooking spices, tobacco, and mocha hint to the complexity and balance of what’s to come from the 2019 NVS Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate finds complex layers of dark fruits, coffee bean and pencil shavings, balanced with ripe tannins that linger throughout a finish that lasts longer than expected. Decant and enjoy now or cellar this wine for a decade or more, as it will continue to improve with age. Accolades – 2019 NVS, Napa Valley Select Cabernet Sauvignon Jeb Dunnuck, 93 | The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon NVS is rock solid and, as far as Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon goes, a terrific value. Giving up a juicy Cabernet nose of darker fruits, cassis, chocolate, tobacco, and just a hint of flowers, it’s medium to full-bodied, has ripe tannins, and a forward, undeniably delicious style perfect for drinking over the coming decade. There are just 375 cases made.