2019 Majuscule Assemblage
Napa Valley, California
Big, small. Bold, timid. There really is no counterpart to the word minuscule in English. In French the opposite is majuscule, literally meaning a capital letter. Or in Latin, something rather large though not quite enormous. The juxtaposition of big and small embodies the wine making philosophy at Majuscule. Majuscule crafts big, yet elegant and balanced wines, from exceptional single vineyards in the sub-appellations of the Napa Valley. Their Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc award-winning wines are produced in very small lots with an intense focus on quality. Only their second vintage since becoming bonded in 2018, the quality of Napa fruit is evident in each release. The 2019 Assemblage - meaning assembly in French - unites two classic Bordeaux grapes – Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a delicious Napa Valley blend of 50% Cabernet Franc from Conn Valley and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder. Savor the flavors of bright red fruit, with a brambly backbone of well-integrated tannins and a lingering finish of darker blue fruit and a hint of graphite.