50 Harvests

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Our family’s first Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 94% Napa Valley Cabernet and 6% Napa Valley Petite Verdot. It was hand harvested at our Silverado Trail vineyard on October 21 and 26, 2011 and aged for 18 months in new French and two year old neutral oak barrels.

A few minutes in the glass will reveal rich layers of cedar, spice, cherry and raspberry with delicate vanilla bean and toasty oak on the finish. A decade or more of bottle aging will add to the richness and complexity of this release.

Wine Critics are Celebrating 50 Harvests, Too:
“The Scotto family’s 50th harvest and their first Napa Valley Cab under their own label was worth waiting for: velvety and lush with bright plum and cassis with nice hints of new oak, spice and vanilla; elegant, balanced and classic.”
–Tasting Panel Magazine, April 2014

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast –winemag.com, May 2014

Wines That Quench Spring Fever
“….big, burly Cabs like this one deserve a place at the springtime dinner table. What are you going to pair that New York strip with anyway? Exactly. This wine commemorates 50 consecutive California harvests for five generations of the Scotto family… The bottle may not cellar for 50 years, but its youthful vigor and structure shows that it could easily cellar up to 10 years. But don’t wait that long. Cork, grill, enjoy.”
–Mark Nothaft, Drinks Editor EXAMINER.com

“Very high quality California Cabernet with flavors of cassis, fig, licorice, all tempered by judicious use of New French and American oak.  Exceptionally well balanced.”
–Marisa D’Vari,  A Wine Story, May 5, 2014