2017 Bistué Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California
100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 60% Oakville and 40% Rutherford. Hand-picked grapes and berry sorting at the winery. Cold soak for 5 days on the skins before fermentation and 10 days of post-fermentation maceration. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new, 25% 2nd use and 25% 3rd use. Only 425 cases produced. Aromas and flavors of mature red cherry, blackberry and black currant, with notes of leather and graphite. Lively, intense and full bodied. Smooth, well-matured tannins.
Bistué all started in 2014 as a fun side project by winemaker Carolina Bistué and her family, but soon became a core part of the Bistué’s Wine Bridge portfolio. After earning her Masters in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, Carolina Bistué worked at La Perla del Priorat in D.O.Q. Priorat, Spain and at Paul Hobbs’ Viña Cobos in Mendoza, Argentina. Carolina believes in minimal-intervention winemaking and that great wines start in the vineyard.