The 2019 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1.5% Merlot and 1.5% Malbec. Only the best barrels, selected in a blind tasting from our Cabernet Sauvignon sources, make it into this wine. Amazingly, this vintage came entirely off our Pritchard Hill block on Stagecoach Vineyard. This reserve wine was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. This wine offers up a combination of power and structure exhibited by this high elevation source, showing dark black cherry and cassis aromas, blanketed with spice and nutty notes. Full-bodied, this wine shows a veil of tannin layered on the juicy blackberry flavors. A fresh finish keeps this wine clean and tantalizing your palate.
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. With no rain during harvest, we were able to let the fruit hang to the optimal picking time, culminating with a night pick on October 14th.