Region: Oakville, Napa Valley, CA
Typical of Oakville, this wine is complex, well integrated and balanced from beginning to end. The color is semi-transparent ruby red with aromas of black fruits, bake shop spice, mocha and a little eucalyptus. The flavors are where it gets interesting and should be experienced over some time to enjoy a lovely evolution that moves effortlessly from plum to red cherry to currant, and from cedar and nutmeg to earthy anise and rose pedals. The tannins are soft and so well integrated. This is a wine to compare year over year, so stock a few bottles to last.
Grapes80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
RegionOakville AVA, Napa Valley, CA
AgeabilityDrink or cellar until 2024 and beyond.
Dr. Craig Senders
A pediatric surgeon and winemaker, Craig Senders had his first impressionable wine experience 40 years ago during a river rafting trip packed with wines from Napa Valley. He began making wine shortly after, while advancing his medical career and earning critical acclaim and numerous accolades for his homemade wines. He found a way to bring his passion as a medical humanitarian and artisanal winemaker together, and now donates all profits from his wines to support surgical outreach.
Oakville Station Vineyard
- Barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for 22 months
- All profits are donated to support cleft lip and palate surgical outreaches around the world