By blending fruit from Napa’s volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the valley floor, Emblem accomplished the goal of crafting an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that boasts a beautifully rounded mouthfeel and layers of rich, complex flavors.
|Appellation||St. Helena (Napa Valley)|
|Varietal(s)||78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Zinfandel, 4% Petit Verdo|
For immediate drinking while still maintaining the Cabernet structure for extended cellaring.
North of San Francisco, between the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountain ranges, lays the Napa Valley. Despite being one of the smallest winegrowing regions in the world, Napa Valley abounds with complexities due to its undulating topography ranging from breeze-blown flatlands near sea level and rolling hills at the southern end, to steep hillsides rising up to Mount St. Helena at the northern border. The differences in soil composition throughout the valley and variances in cooling breezes, sun exposure, and daily temperature swings create a great number of distinct microclimates for a region so small.
To create Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes were sourced from throughout Napa Valley’s finest winegrowing regions, including Oakville, Rutherford, Atlas Peak, Oak Knoll, Wooden Valley, and Michael Mondavi family estate Oso Vineyard at the northeastern end of Napa Valley.
After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture.
The Mondavi family has always championed Cabernet Sauvignon as Napa Valley's premier grape. Emblem represents the continuation of this once visionary commitment and the passing of the torch to the next generation of the Michael Mondavi family.
Under the Emblem label, siblings Rob Mondavi, Jr. and Dina Mondavi collaborate in producing two distinct Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons - a long-lived, structured wine from the family's Oso Vineyard nestled between Ink Grade and Howell Mountain, and the more approachable Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend crafted from grapes procured from several locations across Napa Valley.