2016 OTP Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry Creek Valley
Sometimes we feel amazingly lucky to live here and make wine. On one of those gorgeous mornings when we're standing in the vineyard surrounded by the quiet sounds of nature and a hot air balloon flies overhead toward Mount St. Helena, we get what this place is all about. The grape varieties in harmony with the distinct nature of our Dry Creek Valley soil and climate. That's the inspiration behind OTP - a Cabernet Sauvignon that's "Of The Place."
You'll find all the classic Cabernet Sauvignon markers - dark cassis, ripe Santa Rosa plum, savory herb elements - in this cooler-climate wine. The grapes come from the hillsides so the fruit struggled to get nutrients making the flavors all the more intense. There's a kiss of toasty French oak at the finish adding a perfect accent to the rich body and a smooth finish.
Try this with flank steak, hearty chili (vegetarian or meat), Asiago cheese, pasta with Bolognese sauce, or ratatouille. Of course, almost anything off the grill will be tasty too.
198 cases produced