hilgoldThe Oakville district is the heart and soul of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, where the coolness of the south meets up-valley warmth in perfect equilibrium. Oakville isn’t too hot; it isn’t too cold. It’s just right. That’s why Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville so perfectly expresses the essential qualities of the varietal in deep, complex wines that can last for decades. Charming Creek is located on Route 29 just north of Oakville Cross Rd. The old Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon vines here give perfumed aromatics but also silkiness, deep color, power and richness. Also typical of Clone 7, the wines age very gracefully and show good acidity and structure when older. After 10 years this vineyard will still show dark fruits and supple tannins.

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note:The fresh bright red hue with purple edges leads into aromas of black cherry with hints of raspberry and black plum. The mouth opens with delicious vanilla and mocha merged with the same cherry and plum found on the nose. Enticing traces of graphite and a mineral essence build down the length of the mouth, joining pomegranate and more vanilla in the finish. Enjoy now through 2030.

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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note: Deep mahogany color packed with raspberry and ripe black fruit characters expanding into mint and toasty oak aromas. On the palate: Black cherry and plum layers weave seamlessly through the red tobacco and earthy overtones. Full-bodied, well-balanced. Soft midpalate with velvety tannins. Finishes nicely with espresso bean.

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note: Deep garnet-purple; concentrated aromas of chocolate and black cherry alongside notes of cinnamon and hazelnut. The entry of this wine is juicy with a silky-smooth texture that builds through the mid-palate. Blackberry and black current flavors are supported with well-integrated oak. Nicely balanced and shows the fresh acidity on the finish that Oakville is known for.

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note: Deep purple; core aromas of amarena wild cherry, raspberry, and blackberry. Copious black fruit flavors are accentuated by cola and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, smooth, and supple with fine tannins and spicy notes in the finish.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2013 – 92 Points, The Planet Grape
  • 2013 – 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2010 – 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast

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