Jarvis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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All Jarvis wines are produced from estate vineyards, located four miles to the east of the city of Napa, in the beautifully rugged mountains between Mt. George and Milliken Canyon at the southeastern end of the Napa Valley. The vineyards are planted in gently sloping meadows one thousand feet above the valley floor. As the cool maritime air passes over the Carneros flats and begins flowing into the valley, it falls about seven degrees in temperature for the thousand feet of vertical rise. As such, the vineyards tend to be cooler by several degrees than the famous nearby Carneros region! These cooler temperatures allow a long "hang time," permitting a long, slow fruit maturation for maximum flavor and concentration at harvest.
Vintage 1996 began early in the Napa Valley with a wetter than normal winter, an early bud break, and ended with some very hot late-summer temperatures. High in the eastern mountains, at JARVIS, the cool breezes from the Bay Area helped to moderate these high summer temperatures giving us a nearly perfect year for Cabernet Sauvignon. Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our winemaker, was keeping constant watch on the vineyards as brix levels all seemed to peak at once making 1996 the quickest Cabernet Sauvignon harvest in JARVIS history. Yields for this great vintage were slightly lower than average for us. The 1996 JARVIS Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Barrel aged in new French oak barrels for 2 years, the intense berry richness of this wine is complimented by a beautiful toasty aroma. The rich concentrated fruit of this spectacular wine shows incredible elegance in its long finish... - Winemaker notes (1996 vintage)
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