Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, California, United States

Vintage:2019 (Current)

2017 (Past) |

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Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • WE 92
  • WS 90


Wine Spectator 90 Points September 2022, James Molesworth

“Juicy and direct, with youthfully expressive raspberry and plum compote flavors framed with red licorice and followed by a brambly finish. A crowd-pleasing style. Drink now through 2026.”

Wine Enthusiast 92 Points March 1, 2022, Virginie Boone

“Gravelly rock, sea spray and iodine accent a full-bodied expression of texture and structure in this well-made, value-minded wine. Red currant, cassis and dried herb add to the overall earthiness and grace.”


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. 


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

2019 was one of the rainiest years in Napa Valley, and the heavy rainfall during winter and spring maintained a high level of moisture in the soil during the entire growing season and through harvest. After a cold month of May, there was an extreme change in temperature with a heat wave on June 10th and 11th (102°F). Summer was warm with average high temperatures from June to September.

Technical Information

Varietals: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Wine Alcohol: 14.5%

Fermentation: Stainless steel

New Oak: 10%

Aging: 12 months in barrel

Aging Potential: 3-5 years

Cases Produced: 3,200 – 9 Litre cases