VARIETALS: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337 & Clone 4
APPELLATION: Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
AGING: 18 months in 100% French oak, 53% New
PRODUCTION: 1,000 packs
ALCOHOL: 14.8 %
TASTING NOTES: The initial push of vivid raspberry and currant picks up herb and earth notes, gaining a measure of elegance and grace before ending with firm tannins.
RATINGS: 99 Tasting Panel, 92+ Wine Advocate, 92+ Jeb Dunnuck, 92 James Suckling, 91 Wine Enthusiast
Due to the exposure, rocky soils, and wind, Meadowrock maintains hygiene in wet, cold vintages. We only harvest what is ripe. In difficult years we go through the blocks up to four times during the season, selecting and harvesting just-ripe clusters. All of our fruit goes through sorting belts, where we sort cluster and berries. We ferment is small t-bins with an objective to extract the most without compromising the quality and the style. We then age the wine in French-oak barrels for up to 22 months. –Julian Gonzalez, Winemaker