2019 Mise en Place Cabernet Sauvignon

The touchstone of the TEXTBOOK portfolio, our 2019 Oakville Mise en Place is a masterclass in restraint over power. A stunning achievement that marries European finesse with layer after layer of complex flavor for which the Napa Valley is known, this wine showcases black currants, plums, dark chocolate, and baking spices. Drink now or age gracefully up to ten years.

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  • Aged 22 months in French Oak, 70% New
  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • pH 3.68

Tasting Notes with Founder Jonathan Pey

Textbook MiseEnPlace Oakville 2019

Vintage: 2019

Varietal: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot

AVA: Napa Valley

  • Mise en Place is a French culinary phrase which means “everything in its place.” We chose this name to reflect the preparation and diligence exercised in the vineyards and winery in order to create a textbook example of this noble variety.

  • Hand-harvested from Vyborny Vineyard, a superbly mature and well-drained Cabernet Sauvignon site on the rocky, east-side of Oakville next door to Screaming Eagle.

  • 2019 is a standout vintage. A long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, allowing the vines to progress at a perfect pace. At the end of the growing season, the weather was mild, which preserved freshness and finesse in the fruit.

Textbook mise en place bottle and glass

Our Vision

The concept of \\\”mise en place\\\” comes to life in this wine where every aroma, every flavor, every texture is truly in its place. By using slow, gentle methods like hand harvesting and hand sorting, along with aging in French Oak barrels, we designed this wine to show restraint, a quality that translates into a taste experience that reveals rather than overpowers.

Abigail Horstman Estrada signature

— Abigail Horstman Estrada, Winemaker

Textbook mise en place in front of fireplace

Your Experience

The deep ruby hue is enough to take your breath away. When coupled with aromas of stone fruit and spice and a lengthy finish, this Cabernet-forward wine will secure its presence at every celebration. Share a bottle at any gathering and experiment by opening a bottle after five or ten years to discover its evolution.