The GOTT 15 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
has aromas of blackberry, cherry, licorice and
cocoa with hints of spice. The wine opens with
dark, concentrated fruit flavors followed by soft,
velvety tannins on the mid-palate, which are
balanced by an elegant structure and a long finish.
We selected the fruit for this wine from Sugarloaf
Vineyard in Napa and Crocker-Talcott Vineyard
in St. Helena. Cabernet Sauvignon grown on
Sugarloaf Vineyard’s hillsides in Napa brings
power, weight and well-structured tannins to
the wine. The Cabernet grapes at St. Helena’s
Crocker-Talcott Vineyard adds soft, red fruit
character, while Petit Verdot from CrockerTalcott lends spicy undertones, a rich mouthfeel
and complexity to the blend. A small amount of
Malbec is blended to add power, structure and
Across California in 2015, bud break came early,
preceding a cool spring and moderate summer.
Late summer heat waves created one of the shortest
growing seasons to date, prompting us to pick our
fruit earlier than usual. Optical sorting was done
to ensure only the best berries go through to the
fermentation process. Harvest wrapped up by the
end of September, delivering Cabernet Sauvignon
fruit with rich, ripe flavor, tannins and structure.
Following harvest, we co-fermented the
Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with Malbec to
ensure ideal color stabilization and soften the
Cabernet Sauvignon’s powerful tannins. The
wine was aged for 22 months, with 95% in new
French oak and 5% in one-year-old French oak.