2010 1.5L Jana Winery Cathedral Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon from the Carpenter Vineyard in St. Helena in Napa Valley. This is the vineyard that surrounds our home on Fulton Lane. The small crop and berry size allows for full maturity of the grapes at lower sugar levels, allowing us to make a true regional and varietal wine at 13.5% alcohol. Being European trained, this vineyard allows me to produce a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as a balanced, complete wine. The wine was aged for 31 months in French Oak creating a flavorful wine with well-rounded tannins. 31 months of barrel aging produced a well structured, chewy, firm wine with a aromas and tastes of violets and mint, and a long, full finish.