KOKONOR 2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The 2019 vintage in Napa Valley belongs in an echelon with the finest of the past 20 years. It was absent of challenges that plagued many of the previous years, ranging from drought, low yields and heatwaves. It was spared in the second most destructive wildfire season in California’s history, behind only 2020.Under the guidance of winemaker George Bursick, the fruit was hand-picked, from select blocks, hand-sorted, and then whole berry fermented in micro-fermentation batches resulting in a richly textured Napa Valley Cabernet that is incredibly approachable upon release yet will age gracefully for years to come.

 

VARIETIES & CLONES

100 % Cabernet Sauvignon – Age of vines – Between 15 and 20 years

Aging – 22 months, 100% French Oak

FARMING / ELEVAGE

Harvest Dates: October 12, 2019

Limited drip irrigation

Whole cluster hand sorted

Small lot and Whole Berry Fermentation

Vineyard: Koko Nor

Alcohol: 14.5%

336 Cases Produced

SRP $135

WINEMAKERS NOTES

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple 2019 Koko Nor emerges from the glass with sensuous notes of blackberry tart, blackcurrant pastilles and dried cherries leading to hints of cardamon, black tea and subtle earthy aromas. Medium to full bodied the palate delivers vivacious black fruit with a firm texture and a long refreshing finish.

KOKONOR 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards are located in the beautiful hills of  St. Helena. The 2018 vintage in Napa Valley belongs in an echelon with the finest of the past 20 years. It was absent of challenges that plagued many of the previous years, ranging from drought, low yields and heatwaves. It was spared in the second most destructive wildfire season in California’s history, behind only 2020.Under the guidance of winemaker George Bursick, the fruit was hand-picked, from select blocks, hand-sorted, and then whole berry fermented in micro-fermentation batches resulting in a richly textured Napa Valley Cabernet that is incredibly approachable upon release yet will age gracefully for years to come. Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards are located in the beautiful hills of  St. Helena. 

VARIETIES & CLONES

100 % Cabernet Sauvignon – Age of vines – Between 15 and 20 years

Aging – 22 months, 100% French Oak

FARMING / ELEVAGE

Harvest Dates: October 3, 2018

Limited drip irrigation

Whole cluster hand sorted

Small lot and Whole Berry Fermentation

Vineyard: Koko Nor Blocks

Alcohol: 14.5%

336 Cases Produced

SRP $135

WINEMAKERS NOTES

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Kokonor Cabernet Sauvignon displays notes of spice cake, plum pudding and blackberry preserves with touches of red currant, dried herbs, tobacco and olives. Medium bodied, firm and slightly chewy with tons of fruit at the core, it finishes long and spicy. 336 cases made

VARIETIES & CLONES

100 % Cabernet Sauvignon – Between 15 and 20 years

Aging – 22 months,

100% French Oak

FARMING / ELEVAGE

Harvest Dates: September 29, 2018 Limited drip irrigationWhole cluster hand sortedSmall lot and Whole Berry FermentationVineyard: Koko Nor Blocks 4, 8a, 13Alcohol: 14.5%

336 Cases Produced

SRP $125

KOKONOR 2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards are located in the beautiful hills of St. Helena Although the 2017 vintage was challenging, we were away from the fires and able to pick our fruit at the maximum brix before any issues could arise. The Kokonor Cabernet was selected from three distinctly different vineyard terroirs / microclimates within our sub Napa Valley AVA.

Under the guidance of winemaker George Bursick, the fruit was hand-picked, from select blocks, hand-sorted, and then whole berry fermented in micro-fermentation batches resulting in a richly textured Napa Valley Cabernet that is incredibly approachable upon release yet will age gracefully for years to come. 

 

VARIETIES & CLONES

100 % Cabernet Sauvignon – Between 15 and 20 years

Aging – 22 months,

100% French Oak

FARMING / ELEVAGE

Harvest Dates: September 29, 2017 Limited drip irrigation Whole cluster hand sorted Small lot and Whole Berry Fermentation

Vineyard: Koko Nor Blocks 4, 8a, 13

Alcohol: 14.5%

336 Cases Produced

SRP $125

WINEMAKERS NOTES Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in French oak, and bottled in May 2020. Deep purple-black in color it needs a little coaxing to reveal wonderful black cherry, cassis and black raspberry notes with a touch of cedar, black olives and a waft of red roses. Medium-bodied, the palate has great concentration and depth, with a solid backbone of ripe, soft tannins and loads of freshness injecting life into the black fruit and savory layers, finishing on a persistent mineral note. This is a truly beautiful 2017!