2017 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Capturing the diversity and complexity of this famed region with layers of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry.

Capturing the diversity and complexity from the region, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dark ruby hue with aromas of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry. A burst of licorice and boysenberry are revealed on the palate carried along by bright savory spices and mineral notes that persist throughout. Polished tannins kick in giving the wine a soft texture along with a lively acidity that gives the wine a clean, extended finish.

Check out our featured recipe:
Grilled Skirt Steak with Shiso Chimichurri

93pts, James Suckling
“This is a really excellent Crossbarn with beautiful currant and savory character. Hint of menthol. Full-bodied, round and flavorful. Yet, it’s not overdone. Ready to drink! Tastes like a Napa cab for double the price. Drink now or hold.”

91pts, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn comes from the superstar winemaker Paul Hobbs and is a solid value in 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet. Upfront violets, plums, exotic spices, and orange blossom notes all emerge from this expressive, medium to full-bodied, plush effort that has lots of charm. It has the vintage’s slightly firm tannins yet should keep nicely for 7-8 years, if not longer.” 

90pts, The Wine Advocate
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley leaps from the glass with vivacious Morello cherries, black raspberries and redcurrants scents followed by wafts of sandalwood, spice cake and camphor with a touch of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, the softly textured palate bursts with juicy red and black berry flavors, finishing with great freshness.” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Winemaking

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Hand-harvested at night
  • 5 day cold soak, 24-30 day maceration
  • Native fermentation
  • Barrel aged 19 months
  • 19% new French oak
  • Minimal SO2 Additions
  • Bottled unfined

Napa Valley

By far the most famous appellation in California is the Napa Valley. Encompassing virtually all of Napa County as well as 16 distinct AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), this extensive valley system is home to the cradle of California’s viticultural history.

 

 

Napa Valley opens to the south where the climate is shaped by the maritime influences of the great San Pablo Bay. This regular influx of cool, damp air creates a meso-climate that is significantly different from that of the Northern reaches of the valley where the day’s heat can remain trapped and accumulates over the course of the summer growing season.

The other great influences on the climate of the valley are the mountains that frame its contours. With the Mayacamas Range separating Napa from Sonoma on the west and the Vaca range defining the valley’s eastern boundary there are many varied exposures, elevations, and soils here that have been deemed worthy of special attention.