2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard Magnum
The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brothers Vineyard is classic in style and elegant in balance. Winemaker Diana Snowden Seysses likes its “energy and cut” featuring notes of “plums, black cherries, blood orange, and graphite." On the heels of with a winter of very low rainfall, the growing season was otherwise ideal, with the moderate, even temperatures historically typifying the Napa Valley growing season. The dry year featured smaller clusters and berries, so a higher skin to juice ratio, resulting in increased richness – but also an ideal balance among the fruit, tannins, and other acids. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on September 12 and blended with 1% Petit Verdot picked on September 30. Fermented by wild, native yeasts, the wine was aged for 19 months in French oak, 30% new, and bottled in May of 2023. 3,984 bottles were produced, plus 180 magnums, 6 jeroboams, and 3 methuselas.