Noble Hill Estate Reserve
Grape Varieties：Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
From hand-sorting at harvest, each component of this wine begins
its fermentation in tank and completes it in 225l French oak barrels.
Only the lowest press fractions are used for blending, resulting in a
wine composed almost entirely of free-run juice. We work with four
family-owned cooperages located near Cognac to produce barrels
matched to our intended style.
When establishing Noble Hill we were given keys to every door,
cupboard, and gate in a jumbled box. Sorting through the mess, we
realized that some of the keys dated to the farm’s historic past, and
ever since we have placed a key on each label. Different keys
represent our different sources of inspiration and the different
characters of each grape varietal. The 2019 Estate Reserve is labeled
with four keys representing Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot
(23%), Petit Verdot (11%), and Cabernet Franc (8%).
This wine elicits the aromas and tastes of fresh black currant, plum,
and a touch of mint. Oak plays a well-integrated and focused
supporting role. This vintage can be enjoyed confidently from now