Similar to 2018, vintage 2019 in Napa Valley was superb and it’s demonstrated with this amazing iteration of Scattered Peaks. Leading with an inviting dark color profile on the appearance, the aromas are filled with bold black and red fruit notes. On the palate, expect nuances of black cherry, ripe plum and wild berry coupled with cassis, violet and dark cocoa flavor tones. The tannins are soft and velvety providing ample texture and ending with a lingering finish.
Scattered Peaks is an elevated spin on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon carefully curated and elegantly crafted by wine industry icon, Derek Benham, and legendary Napa Valley Winemaker, Joel Aiken. This is serious Cabernet, with depth and structure not typically found at this price.
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot; 93% Usibelli Vineyard (Pope Valley), 7% Abruzzini Vineyard
We harvested our grapes once they attained brix levels between 24°- 25° and the fruit was most flavorful and mildly acidic. The grapes were picked during the cool early morning hours and delivered to the winery where they were sorted, de-stemmed and cold soaked for four days prior to fermentation. During primary fermentation, three daily pump overs are done, a technique that creates more supple wines with greater aging ability and fewer bitter tannins. Finally, the wine was racked into French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 18 months of aging.