Our Napa Cab is becoming a to-go wine for many Ballentine wine lovers. This is a fruit-forward wine, with dark fruit dominating the palate. Blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, and currants explode on the nose and palate. Hints of black olive, dark cocoa, eucalyptus complement the soft tannins and keep this wine balanced. This medium-bodied wine finishes with fig preserves and baking spices.
This wine is crafted to be enjoyed upon release but can easily hold up to aging for another 7-10 years.
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is ready for business with notes of baked plumes, creme de cassis, tobacco and fried Mediterranean herbs, plus a waft of hoisin. The palate is full-bodied and jam-packed with juicy black fruits, supported by soft tannins and finishing with a peppery lift." Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of several of our Cabernet picks from the vintage. With careful selection and management in the vineyards, only the highest quality fruit was used on our Cabernet. Fermented in bins and small tanks, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon was gently hand punched down three times a day. Pressed off early to maintain fresh fruit vibrancy, this wine was aged in 70% new French oak. The wine is given ample time for tannins to combine and the palate to gain weight, structure, and complexity yet maintain a fruit forward nature. Blending was carefully done, with time given to allow the components to integrate, and the goal of a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.
Food Pairing Notes
mushroom risotto, hamburgers with fig jam, lamb skewers, savory string bean chicken (yes we tried it and yes it pairs really well)
89% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Petit Verdot
2% Petite Sirah
1% Cabernet Franc