TEXTBOOK – Napa Valley & Oakville District AVA’s
The best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
comes from Oakville.
Napa Valley produces less than 5% of California's wines and is without peer when it comes to producing North America's finest Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa's tiny sub-appellation of Oakville is the nexus of Napa Valleys finest Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 Cabernet Sauvignon in deep, complex wines with the structural integrity of acid and tannin that preserves the best wines for decades.
TEXTBOOK’s "Mise en place" Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the extreme eastern and western sides of the Oakville District. These sections of Oakville boast the most coveted Oakville wines; Screaming Eagle (our neighbor), Rudd, Harlan, and others. Oakville's finest producers are congregated on these east-west areas because of their rocky, well-drained soils which make Cabernet Sauvignon vines struggle, thus concentrating their flavors. Sustainably-farmed, this mature site exhibits everything we could ask for.
TEXTBOOK is so named because after tasting it so many times in barrel it exhibited the "textbook" characteristics one looks for in a classic Oakville red wine; brooding aromas of deep red fruits, dense texture, complex flavors, and a firm, yet balanced finish. "Mise en place" is a French culinary term referring to "preparation in advance". That’s how we operate the vineyard and winery - be prepared, in advance.
TEXTBOOK also pulls fruit from other leading growing areas in Napa including Rutherford, Carneros, Oak Knoll and Atlas Peak. These areas excel in growing Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.
All TEXTBOOK vineyards are hand pruned, hand picked and after harvested, hand sorted in the winery. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do making them.
– Jonathan & Susan Pey