100% Cabernet Sauvignon | 300 cases produced
Winemaker - Paul Skinner, Ph.D
Tasting notes: The outstanding harvest resulted in a complex wine that is enjoyable now, and able to age for another 7-8 years. The 2015 Four Soils Mélange Cabernet Sauvignon captures the great vintage, This is a soft, well crafted classic Napa Valley Cabernet with dried herb, tobacco and tea aromas and fruity red current and cranberry notes that linger and linger. The texture is very smooth, full, and well-integrated, with elegant flavors of earthy tannins and ripe red fruit notes. The wine certainly calls you back for another taste of its full bodied richness and balanced elegance.
Owner’s Background: Sequum is a soil science term that describes the relationship of a vertical sequence of soil layers. Sequum Wines are each made to showcase Paul Skinner’s, Ph.D., deep understanding of the relationship of soil and climate to grape growing. While Paul has a deep respect for old vines and traditions he also has pioneered the use of new techniques for monitoring and assessing vine, water and nutrient status and the implications and effects they have on premium quality grapes and wines
Paul began making wine in 2003 because of his passion for wine and inspiration from his Kidd Ranch vineyard in St. Helena, Napa Valley. He combines the practical scientific approach with an artisan’s sensitivity. Sequum wines are made by utilizing the best that science has to offer with an artistic instinct.
Winemaker’s Notes: The vineyard is located on an ancient gravelly alluvial fan of Sulfur Creek that consists of Bale soil with Cortina gravelly mounds scattered throughout. A selection of Cabernet Sauvignon clones grafted to different rootstocks are matched to subtle changes in soil type. Hand farming of traditional Bordeaux-style meter by meter close spacing allows for balanced vine growth and the optimum light and temperature conditions around each ripening cluster. The wine was aged in a mixture of French Oak selected to highlight the complexity that develops in the vineyard. Our goal is to harvest our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit at its optimum quality and produce wines that reflect our small piece of Napa’s terroir.