Rafael et Fils Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California


Rafael et Fils Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California

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Rafael et Fils produces classically-styled wines from the Napa Valley and Anderson Valley that speak of a sense of place. The vineyard’s location in cooler, southern Napa Valley allows the handcrafting of classiclaly nuanced wines in loving homage to the family’s European heritage. The wines are 100% varietally true. The grapes are harvested when full flavored, at balanced levels of alcohol and acitidy. “A unique mix of excellent soils in the vineyard is derived from the large Dry Creek alluvial fan. As the earth is porous and drains well, the vineyard roots are forced to extend deep into the ground in search of water, stressing the vine, promoting long term health and contributing to the expressive elegance found in our wines. Combined with lower summer temperatures and cooling marine influence of the San Pablo Bay, the result is a longer growing season and ideal grape ripening. This enables our fruit to develop concentrated flavors at ripe sugar levels with refreshing, balancing acidity – essential for the style of wines we produce.” The highest quality French oak barrels are judiciously used to integrate and build complexity during the development of the wines. The labels are inspired around the motif of hieroglyphics and stones, a play on the mineral content in the soil.

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