Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Beckstoer.
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.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Petit Verdot