WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2018 growing season was quite seamless and composed throughout. Early rains gave way to a mild Spring -perfect for the bud break and fruit set. Summer tons of that
great Napa Valley sunshine during the days and was accompanied each evening and morning by the cool marine influences Napa Valley is so famous for. The grapes basked in this amazing growing season effortlessly to their ultimate ripeness and perfection. A season for great flavor development, wonderful complexity, and richness in the harvest which will only bring us great wines for the 2018 vintage.
TASTING NOTES: The 2018 Trujillo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon expresses everything about the vintage. Tremendous concentration and depth commence with the aromatics. Forward aromas of black cherry, black currant, and dark baker’s chocolate along with delightful hints of sweet cedar and subtle sweet clove. The generous flavors are big and plentiful. The forward flavors only compliment the velvety richness and balanced structure, giving way to a pleasing and lingering finish. This wine is exquisite elegance in the bottle. A great vintage and a sumptuous cabernet that is drinking well upon release and will evolve gracefully with time. Enjoy!
-Michael Trujillo, Winemaker
VARIETALS: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain AVA, Rutherford AVA, St. Helena AVA – 100% Napa Valley, California
PRODUCTION: 624 Cases