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Samuel Charles Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


This single-vineyard wine immediately impresses with dark purple hues. Scents of dusty-earthy richness are immediately noticed which might be expected as typical from this part of Oak Knoll. Hints of raspberries, lavender and dried Herbs de Provence add to the complexity. On the palate there is excellent structure and weight as expected in a top Napa Cabernet. A well-structured, ample-bodied wine, it has sufficient tannins for aging but is also enjoyable now. Has excellent balance with added notes of vanilla and chocolate with a lingering, pleasant finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This is the second vintage of Samuel Charles Cabernet Sauvignon to come from Napa Valley, and from a sub-appellation that is becoming known for its superb terroir and distinctive grapes. There are vineyards on 4.5 acres located below the Mayacamas Mountain Range, on the west side of Highway 29 in the heart of the Napa Valley. After harvesting and careful destemming and fermentation, the wine is aged ten months in French Oak, 30% new barrels.

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

PRODUCER: Samuel Charles
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
pH: 3.61 g/l
ALCOHOL: 14.3%

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