Varietal
79% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
5% Malbec
4% Petit Verdot
2% Petit Sirah
Appellation
Napa Valley
VINTAGE
2015
Winemaker
Greg Kitchens
ALCOHOL
14.5%
Ph
3.66
TA
5.9 g/L
 

2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

B Side Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the pinnacle of a lush Napa Valley wine, a classic expression of this world renowned growing region. On the nose, beautiful notes of cassis, licorice and blackberry are framed with dark, toasty oak from fourteen months of aging. A ripe, rich and layered glass of wine abundant with bold fruit flavors and subtle nuances of toffee, espresso and dark chocolate. This wine reflects its origin, with powerful structure, firm tannins and a perfectly finessed finish.

WINEMAKING

Harvest 2015 was very delightful in Napa, due to good weather and a relatively poor crop set. The flowering season was uneven in the springtime which led to less grape clusters per vine. As a result, the available grapes were able to harness the power of the vine to develop rich fruit flavors with deep tannic power. Rich color and pure, extracted flavors were the outcome of the 2015 vintage. We suggest coveting this stellar vintage as the wines will thrive from extra age in the bottle. Indulgent and expressive now, but will continue to further develop over time.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

B Side Cabernet Sauvignon tells the story of the flip-side of Napa Valley. Nestled in rural areas and rolling hills along the eastern edge of the Valley, these vineyards are just a few miles from the glamorous, high-priced wineries featured along Highway 29. The eastern side of Napa Valley includes areas such as Pope Valley, Chiles Valley, Wooden Valley, Stags Leap District and lower Calistoga. Vines in these areas are grown in thin volcanic soils, which yield smaller, more concentrated fruit, producing Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignons with classic berry and cassis flavor.