2016 DESDE LUISA Cabernet
Everybody has a story. Ours is the story of Salvador and Luisa Renteria. In 1962, Sal stepped off a bus at a small market in Rutherford. It was there he first set eyes on his bride to be… desde Luisa, nothing would remain the same. Along with his soulmate and partner, Sal meticulously crafted one of the most important vineyard management companies in Napa Valley. They became an indispensable farming force, a tradition that continues 3 generations later.
Perhaps the most famous vineyard in Napa Valley, To Kalon was first planted in 1868 and has produced, undeniably, some of Napa Valley’s best wines. Planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with modern trellising and tight vine spacing, this vineyard has consistently produced highly coveted wines for decades. We are pleased to present the quality of Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard as the core of Desde Luisa, our reserve wine dedicated to the matriarch of our family.
Native yeast and native malolactic methods were used to express vineyard character. Aged for 20 months in 100% New French Oak from Francois Freres in Burgundy. The finished wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aged in 100% New French Oak
Cooperage: Alain Fouquet
Winemaker: Kirk Venge
Production: 6 barrels
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: CF – Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville (Block E1-Clone 6)
PV – Oso Vineyard, Aetna Springs HARVEST DATE October 10,
Harvest Date: October 10
Brix at Harvest: 27.9