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Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Eponymous 2015 immediately exudes lovely, complex notes. Held to the light, this elegant wine shimmers with a stunning deep purple-inky color that announces the intensity of the grapes. The complex aromas jump out of the glass with rich blackberries, spice, cassis, violets, and hints of toasted rosemary that carry over to the palate. This palate has classic Napa structure and grip with more than ample but supple tannins, and nicely balanced by fruit, a rich earthiness, vanilla, and spice. It is rich, full and round from the initial taste, continuing as it fills the mouth, leading to a long, lingering, polished finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This wine was made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from four distinctly different sites. About 25% of the blend is from Mt. Veeder – a core vineyard that winemaker Bob Pepi has been utilizing for more than seven years - and one from the bench lands below Atlas Peak Appellation. The 2015 vintage can be characterized as an early and warm growing season with low yields, producing fruit of exceptional quality. There were long hang-times that, along with the moderate heat, aided in even maturation. The result was good, ripe fruit at moderate sugar levels that translated into relatively low alcohols. After picking, hand-harvested fruit was fermented with utmost care and the resulting wine was aged 20 months in 60% new oak (90% French and 10% American), with frequent racking the first year.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with red meats, lamb, cheeses.

PRODUCER: Robert L. Pepi
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Napa Valley, CA
GRAPE VARIETY: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot
ALCOHOL: 14.4%

Press Highlights

2014: 91 Pts - The Tasting Panel, Nov 2018
2007: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2011

2006: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr. 2010

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