VINEYARD Sage Ridge Vineyard. Ridgetop terrain, rising high above Lake Hennessy, staring west towards Pritchard Hill, in the eastern hills of Napa Valley
PRODUCTION 125 cases
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Equal parts clone 15 and clone 7
CRUSH hand-harvested at first light to protect fruit integrity on 9/26 and 10/7. Cluster sorted, destemmed, berry sorted by hand, fully crushed.
FERMENT 7-day cold soaks. 8 and 17-day fermentations, respectively, in open-top tank. Careful tannin management through gentle daily pumpovers and punchdowns, before pressing to finish fermentation in barrel.
AGING 20 months in French oak, 100% new. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
NOTES Argot’s newest offering hails from Sage Ridge Vineyard, a dramatic hillside landscape, rising up above Lake Hennessey, in the wild, untamed, eastern frontier of Napa Valley. Located in Sage Canyon, the vineyard is persistently cooled by the canyon’s funneling of coastal influence inland from the Valley. This Sage Ridge bottling opens a new chapter in our Cabernet Sauvignon portfolio. After dabbling in 2016, we committed to multiple blocks in 2017. Sexy, suave and unrelenting in its deliciousness, this wine far exceeded our sky-high exceptions, delivering a wild ride of a Napa Cabernet experience that has few peers.
BOTTLE SHOT NOTE New wine, beautiful new label. The reveal will be yours upon delivery. In a world of constant, immediate access to everything, we welcome this opportunity for surprise and anticipation.