2015 Arete Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Enjoy this fully realized edition of our beloved Arete, a best-of selection from our finest vineyards.
The human instinct for the pursuit of excellence in all matters is well established. We're familiar with the writer who toils at their desk for a lifetime, seeking to pen the perfect novel that captures the intricacies of the human condition. We empathize with the chef who spends decades fine tuning a dish in order to create a masterpiece and we admire the cellist who practices their instrument for many grueling hours attempting to achieve mastery of a single Bach Cello Suite. It is no different with winemakers and their pursuit of excellence in a bottle. Each harvest presents a new opportunity to create greatness; every year is a welcome chance to attempt perfection.
The Greek word Arete, has no true translation in English, but the closest understanding we have of the word, is the idea of excellence in all things. The traditional assemblage of Arete is a blend from multiple blocks on the Estate dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine of power, grace and character that unapologetically says "I am Cabernet." Join us in celebrating this creation - the outcome of our pursuit of excellence!
AROMA: This wine is expressive with aromas of black cherry, tobacco, with hints of dried sage, toffee and vanilla.
FLAVOR: This wine is full bodied, with silky tannins and a long round finish.