Hill Family Estate

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, CA

7 in stock


7 in stock

"The 2021 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of ripe berries, cassis, and mocha. Rich fruit and ripe tannins define the style of this wine." – Winemaker Alison Doran
APPEARANCE deep ruby-purple
AROMAS & FLAVORS blackcurrant, bing cherry, blueberry, milk chocolate, bakeshop spice, tobacco leaf, mushroom compost, dried oregano, rosemary twig, cinnamon stick, oak spice, plum
PALATE juicy acidity, medium body, very well integrated tannins, long finish

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot

PRODUCTION 1739 cases
AGING POTENTIAL Enjoy through 2030 and beyond
VINEYARD Baker, Beau Terre, Spiteri, Coleman, Davis, Hansen and Windy Flats

The 2021 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is carefully blended to give power and balance. We appreciate the opportunity to use high elevations (Baker Vineyard in Atlas Peak is at 1,200 ft.) with their intense tannins and color, then blend and civilize them with vineyards from the valley floor and cooler areas. 2021 had many hot spells all the way into October, so the sugars outran the tannins in development. The unevolved tannins had to be softened with Merlot and Malbec, and even the Petit Verdot had softer tannins than the Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a big intense wine from a low crop fast ripening drought year, but we are all lion tamers at Hill Family Estate, and we are sure this wine will be enjoyed for years to come.

Cooperage: 20 months in 26% new French oak as follows: (Remond Ailliers, Icone Elegance, Bossuet, Nadalier Noisette, Radoux 707 and Meyrieux GS Max)


Winemaker: Alison Doran

woman standing on a barrel smiling

Alison Doran has been a trailblazer in the wine industry for nearly 50 years, and was trained by the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff after completing her degree in winemaking at UC Davis.

Alison has been making wine at Hill Family Estate since 2001.

About the Winery
Hill Family Estate
The Hill Family is a fourth generation California farm family. They understand from experience how great wine begins in the vineyard. The Hill Family owns 120 acres of vineyards with a focus on Atlas Peak, Carneros and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated – growing fruit for Napa wineries as well as their own wines.
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