20 Mos; 80% New French
Named for Michael's wife, the Eileen Cabernet is our flagship estate single-vineyard wine, produced at world-class standards from organic and sustainable farming practices.
The 2010 offers gorgeous balance, medium-body, and elegant rounded tannins, are evidence of a cool-climate vintage.
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.