K1.5 is a rich and compelling wine writ large, and blended of four Bordeaux varietals blended in highly unconventional proportions. The Cabernet Franc from our vineyard yielded a wine packed with intense fruit character, as well as notes of anise, black licorice, chocolate, and Asian spices. A healthy dose of Petit Verdot brings gravity and added richness to the wine, making it a powerful expression of our unique terroir.
Blend: 73.5% Cabernet Franc, 21.9% Petit Verdot, 3.5% Merlot, 1.1% Cabernet Sauvignon
OVID is an organically farmed, 15-acre vineyard perched on a secluded mountaintop at 1,400 ft. elevation in the western reaches of the Pritchard Hill geography of Napa Valley. Here, they farm rocky red, volcanic soils to capture a true sense of place and craft long lived wines composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. They ferment only with native yeasts and bottle their wines without fining or filtering.
The Winemaker since 2006, Austin Peterson, combines his site-specific experience with a sense of experimentation, embracing a tension between classical and cutting-edge winemaking methods.
The name was inspired by the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso [Ovid], whose METAMORPHOSES, a poetic retelling of the Greek myths, celebrates themes of transformation and change.