Our goal is to create wines that are timeless. Smooth and complex with elegantly balanced layers of luscious fruit, a complex bouquet, supple tannins, fine acidity, satin on the palate and an elegant, lengthy finish.
2019 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, Napa Valley
2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Gold Medal ($100 and above Cabernet Sauvignon)
2022 New York International Wine Competition, Double Gold Medal, 96 points
2022 Sommelier's Choice Awards, Gold Medal, San Francisco, 95 points
2022 Las Vegas Global Wine Awards, Gold Medal
2022 Denver International Wine Competition, Gold Medal
2022 Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver Medal, London, 92 points
Made from vineyards in Napa Valley's legendary Oakvillle Sub-Appellation this limited production Cabernet Sauvignon is only produced in small batches and makes for a superb choice on special occasions. This vintage of our flagship Signature Cab is a powerful expression of Oakville's terroir.
Named "Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Vintage Winery of the Year" New York International Wine Competition
Harvested | October 30, 2019
Composition | 91% Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Oak Knoll District Merlot
pH and TA | 3.68 pH, 6.0 TA
Alcohol | 14.9%
Winemaking | 4 Day Cold Soak, 31 day fermentation
Cooperage | Barrel Aged 20 months in French Oak -
50% Nadalié Elite and 50% Demptos Reserve
Bottled | July 11, 2021
The 2019 growing season began with heavy rains and late moisture that increased cover crops and enriched the soil with nutrients. The long, mild summer saw very few extreme heat events, and few extended foggy mornings which set the stage for excellent quality wines. The extended mild finish to the season provided for extended hang time that further increased flavors and preserved freshness in the fruit helping produce a memorable vintage
Our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful expression of Napa Valley's finest vineyards. With a majority of the blend's fruit coming from the iconic Oakville sub-appellation and the remainder from the Oak Knoll District the wine exhibits a well balanced and yet powerful flavor profile and structure. Fruit was picked in the cool of the morning at 4 a.m. followed by a gentle destemming of the clusters and light crush. A four day cold soak was followed by a 31 day fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 20 months.
Gorgeous, pure-tasting red and black cherries, black currants and mint give a wonderful fruitiness and complexity to this full-bodied and well polished wine. Moderate, fine-grained tannoins and just enough acidity keep it well balanced and primed for further aging. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"Pronounced cassis, mint aromas with toast and vanilla. Lovely concentration and chocolate texture with freshness to the black plum fruit. Succulent tannins, juicy finish" - Decanter
"Fruit forward nose, driven by black plum, black cherry, blackberry flavors, and notes of cedar and vanilla. Fruity on the palate with some hints of oak" -Sommeliers Choice
Upcoming Releases of Monvitis Wines
Wines: Planned Release:
2021 Solano Classico, Super Tuscan Style Red Blend March 2024
2021 Cuvée Lynn Marie, Bordeaux Style Red Blend July 2024
2021 Atlas Peak, Cabernet Sauvignon September 2024
Note: As a result of the 2020 Napa Glass Fire and the effects of wildfire smoke on the vineyards, Monvitis chose not to make a 2020 vintage. The vineyards we work with supported and agreed with this decision. Neither we, nor our vineyards, want a product that is anything other than perfect for our customers.
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