Located in Rutherford (an AVA which has been long famous for its tenacity to produce exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon grapes), the Morisoli Vineyard sits on the valley floor and has been revered for its magical soil.
The vineyards of the historic Lewelling Estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by pioneer winegrower John Lewelling. Here, the gravelly loam soil and microclimate combine to produce exceptional Cabernets with rich cherry, currant and berry flavors.
The third cabernet in the blend as well as the Petit Verdot came from …. To get this fruit, we agreed that we would not mention the wineries name. I can tell you it is as/more famous then the two above. It enjoys a temperate climate and volcanic, well-draining soils that are specifically suited to growing cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals which compose this estate.
2010 Fiftyrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The combination of exceptional fruit gives our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon an inky hue with layers of dark berries, plum, mocha and graphite followed by hints of spice. The texture on the palate is silky and lingering with a focused finish.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
100% Napa Valley
100% French oak, 85% new
10-12 years, drink by 2022
Wine Making Info:
In addition to the Morisoli and Lewelling vineyards, we added a small amount of Petit Verdot and also some Cabernet from an amazing vineyard we had only dreamed we could source from. One third of the 2010 Cabernet as well as the Petit Verdot come from this remarkable estate. Aged in French oak for 22 month