Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, California, United States

Vintage:2015 (Current)

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Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Overview

Vinified under the strict supervision of Christian Moueix‘s winemaking team in Yountville, California, Carpe Diem embodies the essence of Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Winemaking

Grapes for the Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon have been selected exclusively from the best vineyards in world-renowned Napa Valley.

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a classic winemaking style, respecting the characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine is fruit forward, elegant, and exhibits soft tannins, making it pleasant to drink in its youth. Oak is used sparingly to keep Carpe Diem fresh and vibrant.

Tasting Notes

A refreshing and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with bright aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins.

Harvest Notes

2015 was characterized by a wet winter, which replenished the soil’s water reserve, followed by a dry spring. A sudden cooling of temperatures in May affected the bloom and reduced the size and number of berries per cluster. The remaining growing season was consistently warm with a three-day heat wave during harvest that sent temperatures above 102°F from September 8-10.

Technical Information

Varietals: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Wine Alcohol: 14.5%

Fermentation: Stainless steel

Aging: 12 months in barrel

Aging Potential: 3-5 years

Cases Produced: 2,800 – 9 Litre cases