Del Dotto Vineyards, Napa Valley Cave Blend (2017)

Type Wine — Red – Still
Region California, United States
Appellation Napa Valley

Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Sangiovese, 1% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Verdot
Appellations: Napa Valley, Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga
Soils: Bale Clay Loam, Pleasanton
Clones: 4, 7
Elevation: Valley Floor, Sea Level
Oak: 50% French Oak, 50% American Oak, 50% is New Oak
Aged: 16 Months
Bottled: June 2019
Winemaker: Gerard Zanzonico


The 2017 Cave Blend is Cabernet Sauvignon driven and includes compilation of press juice from all our Estate Cabernet vineyards, Pope Valley Cabernet a Sassicaia clone, vineyards in Rutherford, young vine from our new vineyards in Oakville behind Piazza and Cabernet Franc from St. Helena area.

Tasting Notes: The Cave Blend is always one of our most approachable and attractive wines.  The nose is very fruit forward with blackberry, and ripe plum.  There is a sweet kiss of oak, vanilla bean and nutmeg spice.  The mouthfeel is very broad and attractive, floating across the palate with pure silkiness. The Cave blend is very dynamic as it gains a lot of attributes from different varietals.  The sophistication of the Cabernet Sauvignon, bright red fruit from the Merlot, and luscious fruit and spice from the Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot. This is a wine you can enjoy every day with everything from pasta and red sauce to barbequed brisket. Drink now through 2025.

Size 750 mL × 12