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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch 2020

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Product description

From the Winemaker - "Our Dancing Bear Ranch is perched high above northern Napa Valley on the steep, rugged slopes of Howell Mountain. Planted in dry, rocky, volcanic soils elevated between 1,100 and 1,900 feet, the vines are subject to nearly 360 degrees of exposure to the elements. As a result, vines in this location are routinely stressed and yield small crops of intensely flavorful grapes. The vines are separated into 24 blocs based on sun exposure, soil profile, clonal selection and varietal type (cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc). We precisely manage and irrigate the crop on each vine to achieve optimal flavour development and the extraordinary quality for which Dancing Bear Cabernet Sauvignon is renowned.

Our goal with Dancing Bear is to capture the intense mountain character of fruit from this unique site; small-lot wine making allows our winemaker to monitor extraction during fermentation so that each lot achieves just the right balance between fruit and tannin. Aging in French oak, barrels-predominantly new oak adds depth to this remarkable wine.

This big, dramatic wine has become a cult classic among Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon lovers, including the bears who call this high-elevation estate home. This wine offers generous black cherry and fig aromas that carry over onto a concentrated, fleshy palate."