Honig, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2015, Imperial
| ABV 14.8%
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In making this archetypal Napa Valley Cabernet Honig use fruit from both their sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford and from local growers across the valley. Each vineyard block was harvested and vinified individually and then blended to create a harmonious whole that is unmistakeably 'Honig.' Aging for 18 months in French and American oak barrels adds soft ripeness and toasty, sweet spice notes. Unmistakeably Napa, this wine is rich, inviting and complex.
2015 in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring, however colder temperatures in May ultimately resulted in much smaller than usual crop in 2015. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, but the fruit produced was of excellent quality. The 2015 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon is classic Napa, full of bright blackberry, red plum, cranberry, black tea, spice and coriander seed. Luscious and balanced, this is a rich, complex wine with toasty oak and a long finish.