Scribe Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley California

Scribe Winery in Sonoma, Calif. produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines. The winery – founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking – is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. This vineyard is on a west-facing slope, above the fog line, on the northern ridge of the Atlas Peak AVA. The soils here, Hambright and Guenoc soils are dominated by red volcanic material with lots of flat rock, providing exceptional drainage to the hillside vineyard. 2019: Northern California experienced another cool and wet winter which kept the vines dormant through late March/ Early April. The springtime brought a mix of heat spells followed by cool and wet weather. Our initial predictions were for a later harvest, but the warm summer months hastened the growing cycle of the vines. Harvest started for us August 14th with Ros? of Pinot Noir and ended with our Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon in mid-October.