Pegase grows Cabernet Sauvignon at all three of its
estate vineyards, but the principal sources will
continue to be their 40-acre Palisades Vineyard,
nestled at the base of Mt. St. Helena, and the spare
plot known as Graveyard Hill in Carneros. Both these
vineyards, despite their dramatic climatic differences,
share well-drained, rocky terrain that stress and
concentrate the resulting berries.
wine is crafted by blending the richly tannic, naturally
acidic Cabernet from Graveyard Hill with the preciously
aromatic, but shorter, broader-textured wines of
Palisades. Here, the sum is truly greater than the
parts. Flush with black cherry, cassis, mocha, chocolate
and dried flowers wedded to silky, mouth-coating
tannins, this Cabernet is indeed an expression of
the best that Napa Valley has to offer.