The Eagle wine is the perfect expression of the Napa Valley. The vineyards that contribute to this wine span most of the AVA’s (American Vinicultural Areas) in the Napa Valley and include the Pope Valley at the North end of the valley, through St. Helena and the Oak Knoll district and end up in the Carneros AVA in the Southern end of the valley. They are blended together to form a harmonious and expressive wine.
The Cabernet Sauvignon portion of the wine includes 60% from the Oak Knoll District AVA, 15% from the St. Helena AVA and from Pope Valley. The Merlot comes primarily from the Oak Knoll AVA with 20% and the Carneros AVA with 4%.
The wine was aged for 30 months in 60% new French oak and the rest in neutral barrels. This blend of oak integrates perfectly with the lush fruitiness of the wine and lends just the right amount of tannins for a perfect balance.
The 2018 Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply concentrated ruby red color. The nose has robust but approachable flavors of blackberries and perfectly ripened dark plums with slight hints of toasty oak. The palate is bursting with flavors of black currants, cherries and rich dark chocolate followed by a long and lingering finish. This wine perfectly embodies a beautiful and classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon makes a perfect pairing alongside prime rib or a filet mignon.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Cabernet Franc
Harvest dates: October 10-22, 2018
Bottling date: June 10, 2020
Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.73 g/L