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HERITANCE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Taub Family Vineyards
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
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 It’s a story that began during a pivotal time in U.S. wine history, just days after Prohibition was repealed, and one that is far from completion.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.
The beginning of the 2019 growing season was characterized by abundant rainfall and recurring soil moisture. This set the stage for a long, warm summer with few extreme heat events. Classic cool, foggy mornings combined with a lengthy, relatively mild finish to the season to preserve purity and elegance in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure, and soft tannins. Yields were average to slightly less than average, with exceptional fruit quality typified by bright acidity and ample texture allowing the production of vibrant and expressive wines.WINEMAKING & AGEING
Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and hand-sorted. Cold soak 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.
Aged for 22 months in 100% French oak (50% new).
Enticing aromas of crisp red fruit, dried herb, cedar, and clove lead to a palate laden with lush layers of cherry, plum, and black currant, accented by hints of black pepper and crushed rock. Supple, well-integrated tannins combine with vibrant freshness to deliver a wine characterized by structured elegance and strikingly powerful concentration and intensity.