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2018 Big Dam Cab

  • Tasting Notes

    Garnet core, crimson rim.

    Dried flowers, black fruits, wild peppermint, and roasted sage with secondary notes of English trifle, chocolate and butterscotch pot de crème, and hints of shishito pepper and baking spice.

    Elegant mouthfeel led by dry yet plush fruit and touch of kumquat rind on midpalate. Medium body, soft tannins, long finish.

    Cellar life 
    Drink now through 2035+.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Vineyard Source
      Big Dam Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      18 months in 50% new French oak
    • Alcohol by vol.
    • Production
      200 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Big Dam Cab represents our only single vineyard bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brown Estate property. It is named for its site on the face of our Big Dam reservoir, a 35-acre-foot lake fed by several perennial springs at the mouth of a steep ravine flanked by granite cliffs. At 1200 feet above sea level the Big Dam site commands spectacular sweeping northward views through the Chiles Valley. Its namesake wine is equally stunning both visually and on nose and palate.