Neyers 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


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A Unique First Bottling.The Neyers Vineyards in Conn Valley rise from 400 feet elevation to over 1,000 feet elevation, and the soil changes from gravel-loam to rocky basalt. This variation gives Bruce Neyers a variety of characters in his estate fruit. Nonetheless, he became interested in working with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown further to the south, especially in the cool temperature belt of southeastern Napa Valley near Oak Knoll Road.In 2017, he arranged to purchase Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Ron Smith’s 25-year-old vines in this area, a mile or so south of the Stag’s Leap AVA. These are vines grown in conditions even cooler than Stag’s Leap, thus exaggerating the length of the growing season and extending the fruit hang time. He added to this wine about 5% Merlot grown on the Johnson Vineyard, an equally cool-weather parcel in nearby Coombsville.Fermented using native, wild yeast, and allowing for an extended maceration of up to 45 days contributedfurther to the wine’s n…


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