2013 Martin Ray Atlas Peak Cab Sauv
Planted in a shallow nook, flanked by the Atlas Peak mountain tops, these Cabernet vines enjoy ideal Napa Mountain fruit conditions. They sit above the fogline in rocky loam soil deposits washed down from the surrounding mountain sides. Well draining soils and typically cool temperatures extend the growing season to add to its structure and complexity.
Hand-picked, sorted, and destemmed into small open-top fermenters. Inoculated with a yeast developed specifically to accentuate ripe fruit and jammy aromas while contributing a high volume mouthfeel. Aged for 16 months in 60% new French oak.
Dark black cherries, baked blueberries, and carmelized figs over lappingwith spicy cinnamon, savory herbs, and aromatic dried tea leaves. Baked berry pie front palate, dense mid and back with structured tannins that give a lingering finish.