2019 Davies "Napa Valley" Cabernet (1 X 750ML)

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The Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg Vineyards and the J. Davies Estate in Napa Valley, presents its eighth vintage of Davies Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Expanding on knowledge gained through the production of the J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Diamond Mountain estate, this bottling offers a broader exploration of the Napa Valley. A diverse blend of vineyards from the valley floor to both the Mayacamas and Vaca mountain rangeshas allowed the winemaking team to craft a deliciously layered and balanced 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Blending grapes from an array of vineyards means being able to make a wine of great complexity. Seven vineyard sites from across Napa Valley have come together to craft this Cabernet Sauvignon. These vineyards are intentionally farmed to produce low yields which result in vivid, concentrated flavors. The resulting wine, a blend of grapes from vineyards in Atlas Peak, Oakville, Rutherford, Saint Helena, Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain and Calistoga, exhibits vibrant fruitful flavors, rich texture, and firm structure supported by supple tannins for extended aging.

The Napa Valley was Californias first AVA, or American Viticultural Area, recognized by the U.S. government in 1981. Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. Home to various microclimates, terrain and soils, it has a dry Mediterranean climate which is ideal for producing consistent wines from vintage to vintage. This climate provides near perfect growing conditions during the peak growing season with little rainfall, warm days, and cool nights. Throughout the growing season, the canopy is carefully managed to ensure optimal fruit development.

The 2019 growing season started off with lots of winter rain and cold temperatures. Mild conditions continued throughout the summer with an occasional heat wave allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. The 2019 vintage was a high-quality and relatively large yielding vintage, with balanced acidity and superb flavors.

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Tasting notes

The 2019 Davies Vineyards "Napa Valley" Cabernet Sauvignon opens with bountiful aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry, raspberry compote with light notes of vanilla, anise and coffee beans. Integrated tannins anchor the wines palate, carrying flavors of dense blueberry and dark chocolate, with hints of vanilla and white pepper, leading to a youthful finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga and Celia Welch


94 Points
In its eighth vintage, grapes were sourced from seven sites: from valley floors to the Mayacamas and Vaca mountains. With 15% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, and aged 21 months, 65% in new French oak, one can pick up aromas and flavors that impart a sweetness from these barrels. Succulent notes of strawberry-vanilla and maple, along with a dense, creamy texture and round tannins, fill the mouth. Blueberry preserves and licorice coat the tongue, rich and lathered with milk chocolate- Tatsing Panel, May 2022
92 Points
Ripe blackcurrants and blackberries, framed notes of sweet vanilla, eucalyptus and chocolate. Full-bodied, soft and mellow. Polished tannins and a rope fruit core with a long finish. Chewy at the end, with a cola undertone.- James Suckling, November 2021
92 Points
Ripe, pure and focused, with a sleek beam of cassis, cherry puree and violet driving through nicely. Reveals echoes of warm earth and sweet tobacco on the finish. Drink now through 2034- Wine Spectator, April 2023