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HERITANCE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Taub Family Vineyards
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Malbec
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 It’s a story that began during a pivotal time in U.S. wine history, just days after Prohibition was repealed, and one that is far from completion.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. They honor this history with the Heritance Napa range of wines.
Each Taub Family Vineyards wine 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.
The grapes are from 100% Napa Valley vineyards - all located in the core growing sites and mid-valley from key appellations:
Oakville: Bale clay loams. Clones 4,7,337,2. 18 year-old vines; Provides powerful tannins.
St. Helena: Pleasanton gravelly loams. Clone 7, 8, 337. 18 year-old vines average; Provides elegance.
Rutherford: Bale clay loams. Clones 4, 7, 337, 2. Average 18 year-old vines; Provides opulence.
Howell Mtn: Pyroclastic, volcanic soils. 15 years old on average; Provides focused fruit from lower yields.
Mt. Veeder: Sedimentary soils, with 25 year-old vines; Provides refined tannins.
Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and hand-sorted. Cold soak for 3-5 days, followed by approx. 14 days of fermentation with 3 daily pump-overs. 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 aging. Aged for 22 months in 50% new French oak.TASTING NOTES
Three varietals blend to form a cohesive whole of complex structure and grace. Aromas of red and dark berries are intermixed with hints of savory sage, cedar, clove, cigar box, graphite, and tobacco leaf. On the palate, supple, juicy, and approachable layers of red cherry, blackberry, and plum provide a foundation of fruit augmented by more subtle, complex notes of dried herbs, nutmeg, baker’s chocolate, and vanilla. Soft and smooth tannins provide a demure and graceful structure to this expressive Cabernet Sauvignon.