Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 169, Napa Valley

Continuing to honor Anthony’s ground-breaking early work identifying the difference between Cabernet sauvignon clones while at BV, we’ve produced this wine from clone 169 for the first time.  One of over two dozen Cabernet sauvignon clones now grown commercially, Clone 169 was first introduced in 1997 and has been gaining popularity, especially on Mt. Veeder, since its release in 2003.  It has good berry size, high vigor, a well-balanced acid to sugar ratio and creates deeply colored wines with intense complexity.

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