2017 Del Dotto Cabernet Sauvignon
Country : USA
Region : Napa Valley
Although the Del Dotto story begins on our Rutherford Estate, it has expanded to include seven other specially selected appellations.
Currently our footprint consists of 437 acres with 121 acres planted of varietals including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and sangiovese. It took 18 years to find the ideal sites to cultivate each individually selected grape clone and to maximize the terroir flavors in the wines. Each vineyard is organically farmed, with no chemical sprays or fertilizers, and all weeding performed by hand. The plants are meticulously cared for by professional vineyard workers in order to maintain the quality of the crop that defines the Del Dotto reputation.
Napa Valley, Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
Soils: Bale Clay Loam, Pleasanton Clones: 4,7
Elevation: Valley Floor, Sea Level
Oak: 50% French Oak, 50% American Oak, 50% is New Oak
Aged: 16 Months
Bottled June 2019
Winemaker: Gerard Zanzonico
Rating: Vivino 4.5
“A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet is dense, exuding roasted espresso, dark chocolate, crushed rock and boysenberry puree. The mid-palate is lush and seductive, with good minerality and intriguing spice. A quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet at a very attractive price, this medium-bodied beauty can be tucked away and enjoyed over the next decade.”
“Celebrating Nearly 25 Years of Winemaking. Located in the beautiful Napa Valley, Del Dotto Family Wineries & Caves focus on small production, premium wines. Dave Del Dotto has spent the past 25 years acquiring vineyards in some of the best American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) including Rutherford, Oakville, St. Helena, Howell Mountain, and Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast.”