“MORISOLI BORGES VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON, RUTHERFORD

Taub Family Vineyards

APPELLATION

Rutherford, Napa Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKERS

Tom Hinde

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.65
Alcohol
14.8%

2015

90POINTS

Wine & Spirits
JUNE 2020
2015

93POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
AUGUST 2020
BACKGROUND

Taub Family Vineyards was born out of a dream four generations in the making. It’s a story that began during a pivotal time in U.S. wine history, just days after Prohibition was repealed, and one that is far from completion. The latest chapter is now unfolding as Proprietor Marc D. Taub and his son Jake explore some of California’s most exciting appellations.

Wine has always been the centerpiece of the family’s narrative and livelihood and Marc D. Taub grew up with a deep appreciation for the art of winemaking. His grandfather Marty played an instrumental role in the wine business from the early 1930s, and Marc’s father David later joined Marty’s side to build upon his dream. Marc always knew he would follow in their footsteps. This came to fruition in 2013, when Marc acquired Napa Valley producer Heritance – which later evolved to Taub Family Vineyards. The winery represents some of the best sites in Napa Valley. Each wine embodies a pure expression of its respective AVA and vineyard microsite and are crafted for elegance and extraordinary balance.

The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar part of any Napa Valley landscape, honors the family’s provenance, while the diamond at the base of the tree represents the seed planted for the legacy of generations to come.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The Morisoli-Borges vineyard is located with the Rutherford AVA, on the west side of Hwy 29, south of Niebaum lane on the gravel-rich, volcanogenic alluvial soils of the Rutherford Bench. The vines are clone 7, with rootstocks 5C and O39-16.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and hand-sorted. Cold soak lasts for 3-5 days, followed by approx. 14 days of fermentation with 3 daily pumpovers. Fermented to dry on skins with an additional 7 to 14 days extended maceration to optimize the flavor, mouthfeel and tannin structure of the wine. Drained, pressed, and transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing. The wine is aged for 22 months in 85% new French oak.

TASTING NOTES

Deep, black, garnet-purple in color. Displays beautiful layers of dense, concentrated, dark fruit, with a powerful, voluminous mouthfeel underscored by dusty tannins and well-integrated toasted oak. The voluptuous mouthfeel and polished structure build in intensity to an exceedingly long finish, accentuated by the mouth-coating tannins. Pure black cherry, plum, and black currant combine with subtle sweet notes of vanilla, crème de cassis, licorice and cocoa powder, intertwined with more complex hints of graphite, crushed slate, candied nuts, and roasted coffee beans.

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