RouteStock Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2020
Napa Valley Cabernet is a world-renowned institution, and ours is born from long-term relationships with four top-quality vineyards throughout the region. Hailing from the cooler Yountville region, the warmer St. Helena, the mountainous Mount Veeder and the valley floor Rutherford, the fruit we source for RouteStock Cabernet Sauvignon produces a bright and complex blend that reflects all the best elements of Napa. We finish the wine with small percentages of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot to deliver the best complexity and balance.
At the core of RouteStock is our commitment to sourcing great fruit from high-end vineyards along well-known routes in the Napa Valley. We partner with a select group of dedicated grape-growers in the best viticultural areas for each of our varietals and we work hand-in-hand with all our growers during the cultivation season. We practice minimal intervention in our winemaking to help the grapes show their true character, using native yeasts, natural malolactic fermentation, and no chemical additions. Our intent is to let the grapes and vintage tell us what kind of wine they should be – we never try to force the wine into a specific mold, but rather serve as a guide on its journey.
Aging: 15 months in 96% French oak with 11% being new
Varietal Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot