Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage production: 115 cases
Unwritten is a true insider’s secret, known only to those with an inside track, this gorgeous Cabernet is a unique marriage of Oakville and Howell Mountain ‘Grand Cru’ Vineyards.
The inaugural 2014 vintage was an instant sell-out, taking pride of place on the lists of two Napa culinary institutions: The French Laundry, and Press. It has since become one of the hottest tickets in Napa.
The 2021 Unwritten Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of two prestigious vineyards from two distinct appellations: David Abreu’s legendary Las Posadas Vineyard near the top of Howell Mountain, and the historic Oakville Station Vineyard on the slopes of western Oakville, where it’s surrounded by Mondavi and Opus One’s To Kalon holdings, and Heitz’s Martha’s Vineyard.
The wine is a masterclass in counterpoint: the mountain fruit brings waves of density and structure while the valley floor fruit imbues the lush power that stitches the complex elements together.
The fruit for the 2021 was harvested in Oakville on 20th September, and Las Posadas between 27th September and 4th October. The wine spent 23 months in 80% new French oak (Darnajou and Taransaud) prior to bottling on 21st August, 2023.