Havens Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015

Havens Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015

Havens Winery was founded in 1984, capitalizing on the richly diversified Napa Valley microclimates, and utilizing traditional methods, to produce Merlot, Syrah, and Bourriquot, a Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend modeled after Chateau Cheval Blanc. Smith-Anderson Wine Group, with 30 years' experience producing quality wines, acquired Havens in 2010, introducing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to the repertoire.

The classic label remains the same, as does the exceptional quality of these wines. Vineyards traverse the Napa Valley, from Carneros to Howell Mountain, utilizing exceptional grapes from illustrious vineyards, such as Stagecoach Vineyard. The current Havens focus is creating exquisite red blends possessing elegant characteristics, balanced flavors and smooth, satisfying finishes on the palate. These wines are currently available in the Smith-Anderson Tasting Room, along with other brands and varietals, in downtown Napa.

The Vineyard and Winemaking: The 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of grapes from the Napa Valley. The gravely loam soils derived from the volcanic hillsides are well drained and allow for the vines balanced growth.

The grapes were gently crushed and were cold soaked for 48 hours prior to yeast addition to start the fermentation. After fermentation, the wine remained on the skins for 2 weeks, and then pressed off. The wine was then barreled down in a combination of French and American Oak barrels. 

Growing Season: Though lower yielding than the previous three record breaking vintages, Mother Nature blessed us with another stellar harvest in 2015. A mild winter caused early bud break and an unusually cool spring contributed to smaller grape clusters, result- ing in one of the earliest harvests in recent memory. Small berries translated to good acidity, deep color, and highly concentrated aro- mas and flavors. Early indications for 2015 are beautifully structured wines with great flavor and balance. 

Tasting Notes: Our 2015 release represents the pinnacle of Napa Cabernet Sauvignons’s character and structure. Beginning with enticing aromas of dark berries, vanilla, cocoa and delicate wood components, the wine reveals flavors of macerated black cherry and blueberry with complex baking spice notes, all wrapped up in a smooth, silky texture. These char- acteristics linger on the palate inviting another sip. 


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Price $55.00