THE RAVENS - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our single, estate vineyard. Yields are kept down and organically farmed to achieve the best expression of the fruit. The grapes are hand-harvested and naturally fermented with the vineyard's indigenous yeast.
Although our smallest vintage ever, the 2015 vintage has fantastic depth and complexity, while remaining nimble and smooth.
With the 2015 Ravens, we continued working with Tuscan amphorae. These handmade, terra-cotta vessels show the pure taste of our Cabernet Sauvignon without the influence of oak. Although comprising only 20% of the blend, the amphora-aged portion adds a distinctly mineral freshness to the finished wine. The wine is aged for over 20 months in amphora and French oak barrels made by small-production coopers. It is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
While approachable now, the tannins innate to our wine would benefit from aging and promise a long drinking window.
Our bottles are hand-dipped in a soft wax, whose color recalls the bark of the beloved Manzanita trees that characterize our Calistoga landscape.