- Producer: ROY Estate - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Philippe Melka
- Region (AVA): Napa (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot
- Vintage production: 400 cases
- Winery location: Soda Canyon
- Owners: Shirley Roy
- First Vintage: 2004
- Drinking window: 2019-2036
About the Wine:
2015 was a fantastic vintage for Napa. The fruit for the ROY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Estate) was harvested between 22nd and 28th September, and the maceration lasted 21 days, before 100% barrel fermentation. It was then transferred to 100% new French (Taransaud) oak for 28 months prior to bottling on 1st March, 2018. It was then lovingly cellared at ROY until release.
The very limited production of 300 to 450 cases of Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the end result of the meticulous efforts of ROY Estate's entire vineyard and winemaking team. This single vineyard, Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon is a sophisticated wine of striking complexity, deep concentration and substantial structure. Built to last, this wine is aged up to 28 months in Taransaud new French oak barrels to heighten complexity and deepen aromas. The ROY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has garnered consistent praise from wine experts and critics for every single of its vintages.
ROY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
“Containing splashes of Merlot and Petit Verdot and aged for 27 months in 100% new 225-liter Taransaud French oak barrels, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is very deep garnet-black in color and opens with slightly closed notes of warm cassis, mincemeat pie, Black Forest cake and mulberries with touches of sandalwood, dark chocolate and fragrant earth. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a firm backbone of chewy tannins and a lively line lifting the long, decadent finish.”
94+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2018)