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Resolute Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California)
Resolute Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Napa Valley, California)


 
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Winery: Resolute
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: RESOLUTECAB15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2015 Resolute Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of blackberry, plum, cola, fig, cigar tobacco, vanilla, cherry, and cocoa. Smooth upon entry, this medium bodied wine leads to a balanced mid palate with pleasant acidity. Flavors of toasted brioche, toffee, cola, and clove come together for a lingering finish.
THE VINEYARDS

The inaugural release of single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon heralds from the high-elevation Mayacamas Mountains north of St. Helena in the Red Hills AVA. Lying between 2000 and 2600 feet in elevation, these mountain vineyards are the result of the same volcanic and tectonic processes that formed the terroir of many of the North Coast’s classic regions. As one would expect of mountain viticulture, elevation moderates temperature extremes and diurnal shifts, allowing for a long growing season that results in complex flavor development. The intensity of flavors is magnified by vine stress from well-drained, iron-rich vineyards littered with black obsidian, quartz crystal, and volcanic gravel.

THE WINEMAKER

Studying oenology at the University of California, Davis, Aaron Pott delved into all aspects of the theory of winemaking, including practical application by working part-time in the research laboratory at Robert Mondavi Winery. He completed his education with a master’s degree in Viticulture from the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. Pott immediately took the position of assistant winemaker at Newton Vineyard, under Winemaker John Kongsgaard. It was at Newton—under the wing of his first great mentor—that Pott would be introduced to Michel Rolland. Pott worked for nearly six years making wine in France before returning to the States to take a position with Beringer Wine Estates. In November 2012, Pott was named “Winemaker of the Year” by the highly-acclaimed, Food & Wine magazine.

THE ARTIST

Tony Hernandez began painting and drawing when he was seven years old. Although encouraged to pursue his talent by art teachers, Hernandez decided to study architecture, a more acceptable career path according to his family. While studying architecture, he realized that he was more interested in building structures than designing them. After working in construction for three years, he decided to turn his dream of being an artist into a reality. For Hernandez, “Having the time to paint and to think and conceptualize about what I wanted to paint had become vital.” He has been a professional painter for nearly thirty years.

Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Fall 2015
Release Spring 2017
Barrel Regime Nine months in seasoned French oak
Alcohol 14.1%
Production 240 barrels
Optimum Drinking 2017 - 2022

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