Lot 453 | 2022 Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Lot 453 | 2022 Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Regular price$36.00
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$120/bottle under the original label

Lot 453 was hand-harvested at night under the watchful eye of veteran winemakers at their state-of-the-art production facility, promptly destemmed, fermented in open-top containers, then moved into 40% new oak from some of the finest French cooperage for native malolactic fermentation and aging. The resulting wine is incredibly well structured even in its youth. This is not just a typical high-end wood bomb Cab – it’s one where terroir is masterfully integrated with barrel influences.


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV.

How about a sub-appellated Napa Valley estate single-vineyard, wine-club-only offering? If you can find it under the original label on the open market outside of the club-only winery paywall, it's in incredibly short supply, and trades for upwards of $150/bottle. But not today…

Lot 453 was hand-harvested at night under the watchful eye of veteran winemakers at their state-of-the-art production facility, promptly destemmed, fermented in open-top containers, then moved into 40% new oak from some of the finest French cooperage for native malolactic fermentation and aging. The resulting wine is incredibly well structured even in its youth. This is not just a typical high-end wood bomb Cab – it’s one where terroir is masterfully integrated with barrel influences. So, what’s an absolute gem like this going to run this list?

Our price: $36/bottle.

Snug near the base of Mt. Veeder, this single-vineyard site is home to old Bordelaise vines scattered about in a manner unlike the neat photogenic rows Napa Valley visitors are accustomed to seeing. However, what it lacks in postcard glamour is made up in spades with fruit quality; the morning shade makes way for the intense mid-afternoon sun, helping the grapes to achieve phenolic ripeness. Acidity is dialed in as the late afternoon sunset makes way for cool restful evenings in the vineyard, protected from extreme rain and winds under the shadow of Mt. Veeder.

A reduction in production to maintain the winery's premium prices (coupled with the desire to reduce third-party websites from reselling their prized vineyard's bounty), led us to this deal – a small chunk of the '22 vintage quietly sold out the back door. This offer is available to the tune of only 200 cases to go around.

Aromas of blackberries, black currant, black cherry (you may be sensing a theme here), eucalyptus, and sweet tobacco are deftly interwoven into wet gravel with a violet halo. On entry, the dark fruits integrate with green peppercorn and leather, framed by balanced acidity and polished, dry grippy tannins. The finish is youthful and still shows quite a bit of barrel influence – however, the dark-skinned fruits persist with incredible presence and a showcase of what’s to come.

14.1% alc.


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