*2015 ToyMaker Cabernet Sauvignon
Toymaker, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2015
The 2015 ToyMaker Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon by winemaker Martha McClellan. it has been barrel-fermented and aged for 28 months on all new French oak, with an additional 24 months of bottle aging. This wine is exquisitely balanced, providing a lush burst of ripe red fruit on the front palate, velvety tannins that unfold across the midpalate revealing exceptional structure and depth, and a dense and lasting finish.
"A playful interpretation of a serious wine, inspired by the founder’s toy making heritage and created by Martha McClellan, one of Napa Valley’s most esteemed winemakers."
The hot and dry conditions of the 2015 growing season, coinciding with the fourth of what would become a six-year-long drought in California, resulted in an uncharacteristically low crop yield of exceptionally high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Early season above-average temperatures gave way to a consistently warm and long summer, leading to an earlier-than-usual ripening of the grapes. This, along with very little rain throughout, allowed the grape skins to mature and thicken, resulting in wines of great depth, concentration, and matured supple skin tannins and moderate acidity, ideal for aging.