Arkenstone Obsidian Cabernet Napa Valley 2014
VINTAGE : 2014
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
VARIETALS : 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 3% Malbec from their estate vineyards
This is one of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time.
The Arkenstone Obsidian consists entirely of fruit from our Howell Mountain Estate. This profile is expressed in the wine by robust earthiness, minterality and an intensity of fruit that is not found anywhere in the valley. The wine has a depth and balance that lead to age ability, but also, under the care of Sam Kaplan's winemaking skills, can be enjoyed upon release.