Eileen | Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley
Named for Michael's wife, the Eileen Cabernet is our flagship estate wine, produced from our sustainably-farmed vineyards in St. Helena. Grace Clone/Clone 7, on 101-14 rootstock; aged 20 months in mostly new French oak from Taransaud and Darnajou cooperages. Gorgeous balance, medium-body, and elegant rounded tannins, are evidence of a cool-climate vintage.
The 2009 offers Cab aficionados plenty of power, weight and length. Its full of classic dark red fruit and spice, for a very full-bodied mid-palate. The finely delineated core of cherry and blackberry is followed by an elegant finish.
Michael Chiarello, Winegrower. Amigo Bob Cantisano, Organic Viticultural Consultant. Located in St. Helena, Chiarello Vineyards estate consists of 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era vineyards, mostly dry-farmed with organic and sustainable practices. The Eileen vineyard is Cabernet Sauvignon (Grace Clone, Clone 7) planted on 101-14 rootstock in gravelly loam soils.
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker. All CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled at Outpost Winery on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Eileen Cabernet spends 20 months aging in 80% New French Oak barrels, from Taransaud, Darnajou, and Saury cooperages