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Terroir Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Terroir Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Napa Valley, California

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  • Tasting Notes

    Indulge in the luxurious 2020 Terroir Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a true embodiment of Napa Valley's finest. On the nose, succulent aromas of ripe blackberry, currant, and French oak tantalize the senses, paving the way for a classic Cabernet fruit experience with the first sip. As the wine unfolds on the palate, notes of dark cherry, deep plum, and abundant ripe fruit dance gracefully, leading to a long, satisfying finish that lingers on the senses. Perfect for pairing with a juicy steak or savoring on its own, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to elegance and refinement. With a blend comprising 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, and 3% Petit Verdot, this wine offers a symphony of flavors that evolve beautifully with each sip. From its dark ruby hue to its rounded tannins and complex layers of black raspberry, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and anise, every aspect of this wine speaks to its exceptional quality and undeniable allure. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, the 2020 Terroir Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon promises a truly memorable tasting experience that exceeds expectations with every sip.

  • Story

    The Terroir Napa Valley label by Gibbs Family Winery embodies a rich legacy of agricultural excellence and winemaking tradition that spans generations. Founded on the fertile soils of Napa Valley in the 1950s by Dr. Lewis Gibbs Carpenter Jr., a dedicated farmer and psychologist, the winery's roots run deep in the region's agricultural heritage. Initially cultivating walnuts, dates, and a small selection of grapes, Lewis transitioned his focus to Bordeaux varietals by the 1970s, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot.

    Fast forward to the year 2000, when Lewis' son-in-law, Craig Handly, began crafting wine from the meticulously tended grapes grown by Lewis. These early endeavors marked the beginning of Craig's journey as a winemaker, eventually leading to the establishment of Terroir Napa Valley and Sentall labels. Following Lewis' passing in 2013, Gibbs emerged as an homage to his six decades of passion and dedication to grape cultivation. Today, the third generation, led by Spencer Gibbs Handly, continues the family legacy, bringing an ambitious spirit to the vineyards and winemaking operations. With a focus on quality fruit and a commitment to preserving Napa Valley's natural resources, the Terroir Napa Valley label remains a testament to the enduring traditions and exceptional value upheld by the Gibbs Family Winery.

  • Somm Notes

    Reviews:
    91 pts - Wine Enthusiast
    This wine is a very special one-off bottling of Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon! We had the chance to work with this incredible fruit in 2020 at a ridiculous price and we jumped at the opportunity. We may never see this fruit again and it is sure to fly out the door so grab it while you can!

    912 cases produced

    Oakville History:
    The Oakville winegrowing region boasts a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century when it was part of the original Rancho Caymus land grant awarded to George C. Yount, a pioneering figure in Napa Valley's viticultural heritage. As the first major landowner in the area, Yount's influence was instrumental in shaping the development of the region, including the introduction of Mission grapes, a precursor to the thriving wine industry that would soon emerge. The town of Oakville itself began as a humble water stop along the Napa Valley Railroad Company's route in the 1860s, eventually evolving into a thriving village centered around viticulture and winemaking. Visionary individuals like H.W. Crabb played a pivotal role in establishing Oakville as a premium wine district, with his renowned To Kalon winery producing over 50,000 gallons of wine annually by the late 1870s.

    Today, the Oakville AVA stands as a testament to its storied past, encompassing over 5000 acres of vineyards and more than 50 wineries dedicated to crafting exceptional wines. The region's unique combination of climate, soil, and topography has made it a preferred destination for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Blanc, producing some of Napa Valley's most acclaimed and sought-after wines. From legendary estates like Heitz Martha’s Vineyard and Robert Mondavi To Kalon, to modern classics such as Opus One and Far Niente, Oakville's reputation for excellence is unmatched. With its rich viticultural heritage, commitment to quality, and ideal growing conditions, Oakville continues to be a beacon of inspiration and innovation in the world of wine.

  • Region

    Nestled within the heart of Napa Valley, the Oakville AVA stands as a beacon of prestige and distinction among winegrowing regions. Bordered by the Vaca Mountains to the east and the Mayacamas Mountains to the west, this two-mile-wide swath of land rises gracefully to elevations ranging from 130 to 1000 feet, creating an ideal microclimate for grape cultivation. Renowned for its warm yet temperate climate, Oakville experiences the perfect balance of heat from the northern reaches and cooling influences from the nearby San Francisco Bay. This unique interplay of weather patterns results in wines of exceptional finesse and energy, characterized by ripe fruit flavors and remarkable acidity.

    The soils of Oakville are as diverse as they are complex, reflecting the region's rich geological history. From rust-red, iron-rich soils on the eastern hillsides to gravelly alluvial loams on the western slopes, each terroir imparts its own distinctive characteristics to the wines produced here. The western edge of Oakville boasts famous gravelly fans, including the legendary To Kalon vineyard, while the eastern side is dominated by volcanic strata from the Vaca Mountains. This diverse tapestry of soils, combined with Oakville's favorable climate, creates an environment that is uniquely suited to the cultivation of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. With a legacy dating back to 1993 when it was officially recognized as an AVA, Oakville continues to captivate wine enthusiasts with its unparalleled terroir and the dedication of its meticulous growers and visionary winemakers.