OVIS Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The highs and lows of the 2015 vintage took us by surprise. Spring went from cool temps to 100°F, followed by torrential rain storms. High humidity created some vine stress, then the fires came and went. To our luck, no damage was done to our vines or vineyards and 2015 seems to be one of the most concentrated vintages yet.
From 2 Napa mountain vineyards we have produced this rich, wonderfully aromatic and mouthfilling wine. This wine aged more than 2 years in barrel to let the fruit components and tannin meld naturally. Aromas of dark fruits, dried herbs, cassis, and black pepper fuse with the flavors of dried fruits, sweet tobacco, anise and cedar that resonates up through the glass. Take the time to savor each sip. Slow wine is the best wine.
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(Latin for sheep)…. is a small lot of wine that pays homage to the flock of sheep that help control the cover crops and weeds in the vineyards. The sheep and the dedicated Great Pyrenees guard dogs are the foundation of Clay Shannon’s sustainable farming practices. His love of protecting mother earth creates fertile lands that produce this extraordinary wine that he and his family offer to you with pride.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.