WHY WE LIKE IT - Great value Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, from as the name states higher elevation sites in the valley.
TASTING NOTES - The 2018 Scattered Peaks Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vintage is the best yet. It has intense black and red fruit aromas bolstered by hints of anise. On the palate, opulent and brooding fruit flavors of black cherry and cassis mingle with essence of black licorice and violets as well as dark cocoa notes. Fine and velvety tannins and a touch of vanilla support the long, lingering finish of this classic Napa Valley Cabernet.
PRODUCTION NOTES - Scattered Peaks is an elevated spin on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon carefully curated and elegantly crafted bywine industry icon, Derek Benham, and legendary Napa Valley Winemaker, Joel Aiken. This is serious Cabernet, with depth and structure not typically found atthis price. We harvested our grapes once they attained brix levels between 24°- 25° and the fruit was most flavorful and mildly acidic. The grapes were picked during the cool early morning hours and delivered to the winery where they were sorted, de-stemmed and cold soaked for four days prior to fermentation. During primary fermentation, three daily pump overs are done, a technique that creates more supple wines with greater aging ability and fewer bitter tannins. Finally, the wine was racked into French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 18 months of aging.