|Appellation||Napa Valley, California|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot|
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Phase V leaps from the glass with gorgeous cassis, Morello cherries, candied violets, chocolate box and raspberry preserves scents with underlying nuances of fragrant earth, charcoal and smoked meats. The youthfully exuberant, full-bodied palate is absolutely packed with black and red fruit layers, framed by a solid line of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long and perfumed. Lovely."
In 2011, the Davis family purchased the century-old estate winery and began their ambitious restoration project to create a distinguished winery. Mike Davis has a long and fond association with the Napa Valley. Growing up in San Mateo County just south of San Francisco, his family spent summer vacations at the Napa Valley Ranch Club. Davis Estates is the culmination of a life long dream. Here the vision is carved from this historic site as an estate winery focused on wines of the highest pedigree.
From winemaker Philippe Melka, This strikingly classic 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Phase V from Davis Estates Winery, has intense red color and aromatics of concentrated blueberry, mulberries, dark cherry and black currants.
Nuances of tobacco, oak and cedar add a delicate complexity to the nose. In the mouth, this Cabernet is juicy, with touches of vanilla and dark fruit. It is vibrant and velvety, full bodied with refined tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. This Cabernet presents exquisitely now, or can age for years to come!
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and the rest Petite Sirah. Pair with roasted rib of beef or hard cheeses like Pecorino Romano.