2015 Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Layers of ripe fruit flavors, in particular wild berry, black cherry, and ripe plum. Aromas of sweet oak, vanilla, and spice complement the equally fruit-driven nose. Soft tannins frame the full, round mouth.

In 1986, Stefano and Maddalena Riboli began farming a small, 16-acre vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation. Located along the Silverado Trail, the site was chosen for its rich, clay-loam soils and gentle slope. A temperate
climate of warm days and cool nights provides the long growing season necessary for full maturation of flavors and aromas. The original cuttings were taken from the Eisele Vineyard, made famous by the Joseph Phelps Winery. In 2001, a comprehensive replanting focused on new French clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The vineyard is ideal for the production of structured, full-bodied wines. Neighbors include Caymus, ZD, and Beckstoffer.

Family winemaker Anthony Riboli has worked with the vineyard since 1997. Consulting winemaker Kurt Niznik, from Caldwell Vineyards. Together, their goal was to handcraft limited quantities of this very special wine.

Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows layers of ripe fruit flavors, in particular, wild berry, black cherry, and ripe plum. Aromas of sweet oak, vanilla, and spice complement the equally fruit-driven nose. A small percentage of Petit Verdot adds structure and body. Soft tannins frame the full, round mouth. The wine is readily accessible but may benefit from several years of cellaring. Each bottle is a celebration of the many generations of our winemaking family.

Sustainability

Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.

Wine Making

The Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted French oak barrels.

Details

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
California
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vintage
2015
Vineyards
Riboli Family Vineyard
Technical
Primary Grape Variety
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
Aging
24 Months
Alcohol
14.9%
pH
3.78