The 2019 Eminence Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Merlot. This Cabernet is sourced from Caldwell Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA. Showing a deep ruby/purple color, with an immense power just waiting to jump from the glass. This is characteristic of the Coombsville AVA, the coolest area in Napa that still can ripen Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberries, cassis, and a note of chocolate escape from the glass. A bit of patience on this wine, as a few years of aging will help develop the mouth-coating fresh black fruits.
The 2019 growing season was seeded with some Spring rain that helped keep everything green until Memorial Day. We had a heat spike in June, and one more in August, but other than that we were treated to relatively nice weather, with cool mornings, leading to warm afternoons. Fruit was picked early in the morning on October 22nd.