Oakville is one of the preeminent wine regions in America. It sits just north of the Yountville Mounts, a large hill which acts as a barrier to the cooling coastal influence of the San Pablo Bay. As a result, Oakville is warmer. Its wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon are less austere than examples made from grapes grown in Yountville to the south, but with more structure than wines made from fruit grown in Rutherford to the north.
This is deep ruby red in color with lavish aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, dried black cherries and wood smoke. The wine's full-bodied texture and soft grip provides a palate drenching experience similar to draping yourself in velvet. If only that were socially acceptable.