Meyer Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fluffy Billows 2021, Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Meyer Family Cellars is a small, family-owned winery situated in the picturesque Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County. At once a leading artisanal winery in one of California’s emerging viticultural areas, Meyer Family Cellars blends establishing this new Appellation with the legacy of Silver Oak Cellars. The Cabernet fruit was hand-picked into macro bins, then sorted and de-stemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks. Cold soaking was carried out over 24 hours, and the must was inoculated and pumped over one to three times per day, then pressed before finishing primary fermentation. Once dry, the wine was racked to barrel and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. It was racked again at the conclusion of secondary fermentation and twice more before bottling. Though it was filtered, owing to its time in barrel, fining wasnot necessary. 100% Cabernet, Aged 22 months; 50% new French oak, 50% neutral oak. this is an opulent, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberry and ripe current are the wine’s core fruit components, with a backdrop of cassis, eucalyptus, and a hint of licorice. Two years in French oak have added complex layers of cardamom, cedar, tobacco, and a touch of cinnamon. This vineyard site consistently produces Cabernets of great polish, making them a joy to drink while still young.