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2015 Kaley Elizabeth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - Rudius Wines

2015 Kaley Elizabeth Cabernet SauvignonOakville

$135.00 750mL
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Parker : 95 pts
Dunnuck : 96 pts

Perched just above Silverado Trail in Oakville’s sun-soaked eastern hills, the vineyard that produces our Kaley Elizabeth Cabernet is truly one of a kind. Planted in 1988 on terraces cut into the brick-red clay soils indicative of this sub-appellation, the vines here have been painstakingly maintained over the last nearly three decades. Few Cabernet vineyards in the Napa Valley have such an abiding sense of history and commitment to quality. Clone 7 — a favorite of farmers in the 80s and 90s — delivers consistently rich, bold fruit from year-to-year, while the incredibly well-drained, fractured soil of the terraces adds just the right amount of stress over the growing season. The result: a wine that is both plush and complex, every bit a modern Napa Cabernet, with bold dark elements that harken back to the days of old California.

AVA: Oakville 
BLOCK: 1 and 2 
CLONAL SELECTION: Clone 7 
YEAR PLANTED: 1988 
SOIL SERIES: Clay Loam and Gravely Loam 
ELEVATION: Approx. 450 feet