Sabotage Wine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Sabotage was launched in 2017 when next-generation vintner, Sean Roney, traded the courtroom and suits for vineyards and boots. 'Sabotaging' his career in law, he followed his father’s footsteps to work in the business he grew up loving. Sourced from select hillside and valley vineyards in the St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Atlas Peak, Mt. Veeder, Diamond Mountain and Spring Mountain appellations, his Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a small production offering created under the guidance of esteemed winemaker Marco DiGiulio. Classic Napa Valley Cabernet in style, the fruit is at the forefront, the tannins are sweet and the texture is opulent. Dedication to quality dominates the winemaking for Sabotage. Sean wants wine that offers richness, complexity and balance with each sip. Made of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc, 3% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec, only 2000 cases made.
'Raised in a winemaking family, I went east to pursue the law. But the siren song of wine disrupted my life in the courtroom. I found myself home, walking vineyards at dawn, instead of reading case files at midnight. They say what is meant for you will not pass you by. I consider this wine to be the finest expression of sabotage. '
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateA barrel sample and only the second vintage from this new producer, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon with dollops of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it is scented of crème de cassis, prunes and spice cake with hints of dusty soil and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy frame and a long, spicy finish.