Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Farmstead 2020, Napa Valley, California

2018 vintage – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cooperage: 15 months in 25% new French oak, 75% neutral French oak. Tim Wilson, Winemaker: “Black cherry, cassis, violets, spice and mint with subtle vanilla and barrel toast on the nose. The palate is bright and lively with sweet red berry fruit on the front palate, red cherry acid and a subtle tannins structure in the mid palate and a touch of sweet barrel toast on the finish. This wine rewards cellaring for up to 10 years.” Owned by Ted, Laddie, and Christopher Hall, LMR employs an integrated, organic farming system, using simple, sustainable methods. Each part of the Ranch contributes to the health of the whole. Vineyards and wine making, olive orchards and olive oil making, cattle and horse breeding all work together in complementary fashion, as do the egglaying poultry flock and the organic vegetable gardens. All crops are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and are grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.