In the mouth, opulent layers of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, and espresso coat the tongue while hints of roasted herbs and supple tannins tantalize the palate. An enjoyable wine that is approachable and balanced yet structured to age gracefully for many years. -Marco Diguilio, Winemaker
Oakford is located on the west side of the Napa Valley above Oakville on steeply terraced hillsides that favor the planting of top quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are stressed from growing in the relatively infertile siltstone indigenous to the area, and as a result produce lower yields of fruit with concentrated flavors. Hillside planting places the vines above the early morning fogs of the valley floor, while the mountain range above shades the vines during the most intense late afternoon hours. This superior terroir contributes to the intense flavors that are the hallmark of Oakford Cabernet Sauvignon.