A full-bodied wine with layers of complexity, concentrated black fruit and excellent balance. Aromas of dark currant, chocolate hazelnut cream, coffee beans, dark fruit, vanilla, red plum and roasted meats pay homage to bold and intense flavors of blackberry cobbler, crème de cassis, chocolate, toffee and strawberry. The wine’s bold structure is complemented by a supple, velvety mouthfeel that coats the mouth.
For Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, the winemaking process started by picking fruit at precisely the right moment. Often this meant waiting until ripeness–determined both by testing sugar levels as well as by assessing other aspects of phenological readiness–had reached an ideal point. Once in the cellar, we kept lots separated by vineyard. While the wine underwent extended maceration, we re-evaluated the progress of each lot before moving the wine to small French oak barrels (70% new oak, 30% seasoned) where it underwent a secondary fermentation. Our final blend (100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon) came about after numerous blind tastings.”