Oakville Cross Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Jack and Ruthie Rydman moved to Oakville in 1973, and in 1999 they planted two acres of their property on Oakville Cross Road with 2100 Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The vineyard backs up to Silver Oak, so you know they’re in prime Cabernet territory!
The Oakville AVA produces many of the most prized Cabernets in the Napa Valley. As expected, their vines produced exceptional fruit which they sold to nearby wineries. In 2005, because the fruit was of such high quality, they decided to go into the wine business themselves. Their premiere release has been met with rave reviews making their decision to make the leap from grower to vintner all the more sweet.
The signature Oakville Cross 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has spent two years aging in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. Harvested in mid-October, this Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe with vibrant plum and cherry with a hint of vanilla and anise. Long soft finish — ready to drink now, will age gracefully 10+ years. They use the glass closure, the Vino-Seal. Sexy, cool and efficient. Does not impart any flavors to the wine. Doesn’t dry out or change shape, ever. Perfect for a great great Napa Cab!
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