VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION
$350 Release Price
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
OAK KNOLL DISTRICT NAPA VALLEY
The Ultimate Wine from an Ultimate Vineyard
Made in the Solera Style: The merging of multi-vintages into one sumptious statement
Our Vision: Winemaking Artfulness at Its Pinnacle
Imagine tasting a vertical of OCFV in one glass! Select barrels, set aside for up to 11 years, have been blended to create a rare and beautiful wine that will linger in your heart, mind and soul. The smooth integration of multi- vintages creates layers of flavors that continue to develop and delight. The result… a memorable, sumptuous sip!
We called it Integration to communicate our vision: It begins with winemaking that carefully and loving coaxes out the most elegant attributes of the soil, varietal of each individual vintage, then the expressive barrels of each vintage are set aside each year, and it concludes with creative blending of these barrels in just the right proportion to integrate the vintage year, the character and the attributes into a single expression. A solera style bottling.”
– Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, Vintner
The Vineyard: First established in 1850’s, this area of Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley was deemed the best vineyard land in California in 1856 by the California Agriculture Commission. The vineyard was lost during the Prohibition era, then replanted in 2001 by O’Connell Family. These accolades were confirmed when the first release of OCFV, Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon received a Double Gold for the Inaugural 2007 Vintage, and has garnered successive gold metals thereafter.
It is a certified organic vineyard and has distinctive aromatic and taste attributes, creating estate Cabernets which authentically speaks of its terroir- a cooler climate Cabernet Sauvignon that grows in diverse soils from lean gravel/sand to rich loam, surrounded by a diverse Eco-system of flora supporting the overall health of our certified organic vineyard blocks.
OCFV INTE+GRA+TION I
Slowing maturing, waiting for this moment to reveal their character, our estate vintages 2005-2011 meets the youthful exuberance of our 2012 vintage.