Napa Valley

Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)

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Country: USA

Area: California / Napa Valley

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 14.6

Producer: Buccella

Size: 750ml


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Grape Cabernet Sauvignon 92%,Petit Verdot 5% Malbec 2%, Merlot 1%

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the classic Buccella style. Its deep garnet color and enticing bouquet of blackberry, fig, cinnamon stick and pipe tobacco will charm your senses. On the palate there is an overall juicy brightness and layered complexity of ripe blackberries, currants, licorice, crushed stone minerality and finely grained tannic structure. Time in the glass brings out the aromatic intensity and depth of flavor. This wine is destined to age gracefully for many years to come.


Climate: Sunny, hot days with cool nights. Fog in the morning.

Soil: Gravelly loam and rocky, volcanic soils.
Harvest:  Manual Harvest
All of our vineyards are harvested by hand. The process starts with two people sorting through every cluster on an incline table. The clusters are then gently de-stemmed.
All of the red varieties are generally cold soaked for 2-3 days to achieve a homogeneous “must” and to kick start the phenolic extraction. All red fermentations are inoculated with commercial yeasts to allow control on temperature, microbial activity and maceration techniques. The average time on skins range from 10 to 22 days.
All reds go through malolactic fermentation.The goals for the MLF process is to be slow and last for at least 2 to 3 months.
Aging:  Franch oak, 80% new. Medium toast and in barrel for 21 months.

Acidity:  6.1 g/l
PH: 3.76
Residual sugar:  2.8 g/l
Alc :14.60%