The 2015 Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon redefines approachability - a fusion of fruit flavors that include wild blackberries, mulberries, sweet cherries and cocoa dipped blueberries invade your senses followed by wispy notes of forest floor and bittersweet chocolate. An exuberant, multi-dimensional mouthfeel is complemented by dynamic acidity that forges freshness, energy and length to the palate. 92 points Wine Enthusiast
90 points Decanter
In 2015 Jeff Owens continued to work with his favorite local growers to craft this wine, one that truly represents the broader Napa Valley appellation..
Mother Nature brought us another beautiful vintage in 2015. Sunny and warm temperatures allowed for peak hangtime and optimal repeness in the vineyards. The crop size was significantly reduced as a result of cool weather during flowering coupled with another year of drought. Though scarce, the resulting wine is equipped with charmingly enhanced fruit purity, shades of density and concentration.
Fermentation & Aging
Fermentation took place in small fully jacketed stainless steel fermenters after a 48-hour cold soak at 40° F. Maceration lasted 8-14 days at a maximum temperature of 92° F. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and finished up in late winter. The wine was aged in 50% new oak barrels (French, Hungarian and American) and 50% one-fill French oak barrels for 19 months.
Varietals: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot