2015 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon exudes a combination of tar, red and black fruits, and sweet high toned herbs in the nose. The oak treatment supports but doesn’t overwhelm the flavors and provides a nice lengthy backbone through the wine. It has a juiciness that is consistent with the fruit flavors and tremendous focus. This is a wine to enjoy over many years to come.
The crop in 2015 was substantially lighter than in the previous 3 vintages and produced wines of great intensity. At critical periods, it remained cool enough to stretch the harvest out for over two weeks, allowing for good flavor development without dehydration of the fruit.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 6% Cabernet Franc
20 months in French oak, 20% new