2015 Big Dam Cab

  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Oxblood core, garnet rim.

    Nose
    Purple flowers, bay laurel, bing cherry, and red candied apple underpinned by Venezuelan chocolate and coco nibs. Time in the glass reveals brandied currants, winter spices, crème anglaise, and subtle jalapeño.
     
    Palate
    Silky smooth, full-bodied, and dense with ultrafine tannins and long finish.

    Cellar life 
    Drink now through 2030+.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate – Big Dam Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      30 months in 50% new French oak
    • Alcohol by vol.
      14.5%
    • Production
      100 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Big Dam Cab represents our only single vineyard bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brown Estate property. It is named for its site on the face of our Big Dam reservoir, a 35-acre-foot lake fed by several perennial springs at the mouth of a steep ravine flanked by granite cliffs. At 1200 feet above sea level the Big Dam site commands spectacular sweeping northward views through the Chiles Valley. Its namesake wine is equally stunning both visually and on nose and palate.

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