Named after our first-born daughter, Cuvée Katrina Eileen is primarily composed of fruit from a vineyard in the Western Hills of Yountville, where yields are miniscule. The extremely rocky soil of the vineyard produces concentrated clusters of perfectly ripened Cabernet Sauvignon. In German, the name “Katrina” represents purity and fittingly, this wine is made entirely from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, providing a pure expression of this decadent varietal. It also reflects our daughter’s personality with flavors that are complex, unreserved and expressive.
The 2015 Buccella Cuvée Katrina Eileen is a deep and enticing wine. It displays an opaque, almost black color and shows bright red and rich dark fruits. On the nose it is bursting with dark chocolate, mocha, and ripe black cherries. The palate is complex and inviting with blackberry, cocoa powder and Créme de Cassis. The tannins are bold, dense and velvety leading to a very long finish which leaves you wanting more and more.