2021 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Abigail Estrada embarked on a mission to craft a reserve bottling that perfectly embodied the iconic power and opulence of Napa Valley.

To achieve this, she sought out exceptional vineyards nestled within renowned AVAs throughout the valley, starting in Oakville. The outcome is a timeless Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that seamlessly blends the region's renowned boldness and intensity with the grace of European wines.

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  • Aged 15 months in French Oak, 40% New
  • Varietal Composition 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless Steel
  • Alcohol 14.1%
  • PH 3.82
  • Acid 5.7 g/L

Winemaker Abigail Estrada on crafting the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

TEXTBOOK 2021 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Shot

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

AVA: Napa Valley

  • Through collaboration with our high-caliber grower partners, the final blend is composed of fruit sourced from sub-appellations throughout Napa Valley to create layers of complexity and evocative flavors.

  • Each small-lot was vinified and aged separately in 100% French Oak for 15 months and tasted throughout the year.

  • Hand-crafted with select lots from Oakville district, then balanced the blend with Yountville, Oak Knoll and Calistoga.

  • This Reserve Cabernet's power pairs exquisitely with rich dishes such as grilled lamb chops or tender roasted duck with Bing cherry sauce.

  • 94 POINTS
    "Punchy tannins, interesting leather and tobacco complexity, and a core of black currants and black olives help this wine stand out from the pack. Just ripe without overdoing it, the black fruits are deep and complex but also fresh and savory. Best from 2025. "

    —J.G.. Wine Enthusiast, "Best of the Year" Issue, December 2023

Winemaker Abigail Horstman Estrada pouring wine samples

Our Vision

Simply put, Napa Valley is an incredible place to grow and make Cabernet. Every sub-AVA brings unique nuances. I love tasting each small lot in barrel throughout the year before finally integrating my favorite components. The result is a richly layered yet classic Cab with all the power and intensity that Napa is known for, balanced with the sophistication of European winemaking styles.

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— Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

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Your Experience

Our gorgeous 2021 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon reveals layer after layer of wild blueberry, blackberry jam and mocha, as well as firm tannins and tons of complexity — perfect for partnering with rich meals and providing a memorable, indulgent sensory experience. Pour a glass and slow down. This is a wine you’ll want to savor.

2021 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

To continue the Pey Family's legacy of delivering Cabernet Sauvignon with power and elegance, Winemaker Abigail Estrada and Founder Jonathan Pey have traveled to Paso Robles for the 2021 vintage.

Individual lots spent 13 months aging in 100% French Oak before Abigail hand-selected the final blend. Small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah — which also thrive in Paso — were added for structure and depth. The result is the signature TEXTBOOK richness yet restraint, allowing this Cabernet to be paired with an array of cuisines or simply enjoyed on its own.

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  • Aged 13 Months in French Oak (30% New)
  • Varietal Composition 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.9% Syrah, 0.1% Petite Sirah
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless Steel, 7 Days
  • Alcohol 13.9%
  • PH 3.75
  • Acid 6.6 g/L

Behind-the-Scenes with Winemaker Abigail Estrada

TEXTBOOK 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Bottle Shot

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

AVA: Paso Robles

  • Paso boasts the greatest diurnal temperature swing in California, experiencing a 50° difference from day to night.

  • Hot days ensure grapes develop complexity, while cool nights prolong the growing season, allowing grapes to fully mature while maintaining acidity.

  • The region’s diverse mineral-rich soils, particularly those with calcareous composition, imbue the wine with a distinct minerality.

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    "It was delightfully surprising to discover how good this is for its price point... Lovely, enveloping notes of raspberry and cherry follow up with a finish full of chocolate."

    - Christopher Null, DrinkHacker, October 2023

Blending Wine with Abi Horstman and Jon Pey

Our Vision

This rich and complex Cabernet Sauvignon delivers our signature “power with restraint” with every sip. In the cellar, we strive to craft a richly layered yet classic Cab with all the power and intensity that TEXTBOOK is known for, balanced with the sophistication of European winemaking styles.

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— Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

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Your Experience

This gorgeous, approachable 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals layer after layer of juicy plum, baking spice and black cherry, as well as plush tannins and tons of complexity — perfect for partnering with rich meals and providing a memorable, indulgent sensory experience. Pour a glass and slow down. This is a wine you’ll want to savor.

2021 Napa Valley Merlot

Crafted to showcase ‘Textbook’ characteristics of Napa Valley Merlot — lushness and velvety tannins with European restraint and elegance. Final blend composed with separate lots sourced from sub-appellations throughout the Napa Valley resulting in a well-balanced wine with layered complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon is blended in to provide a strong backbone and tannin structure, which perfectly balances the plush texture of Merlot.

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  • Aged 14 months in French Oak, 30% New
  • Varietal Composition 76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless Steel | 7 Days Skin Contact
  • Alcohol 13.6%
  • PH 3.73
  • Acid 5.5 g/L

Tasting Notes with Founder Jonathan Pey

Textbook Napa Valley Merlot 2021 - bottle

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Merlot

AVA: Napa Valley

  • Cool marine breezes from the San Pablo Bay create natural acidity in the Oak Knoll fruit - contributing to the “pop” of cherry and bright red fruit characteristics.

  • Yountville's gravelly alluvial soils force vines to root deep, creates rich, complex wine profiles. The AVA produces red fruit flavors and big tannins - raspberry and ripe juicy cherry.

  • 76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon: Cabernet Sauvignon is blended in to provide a strong backbone and tannin structure, which perfectly balances the plush texture of Merlot.

  • 92 POINTS
    "This suave, velvety wine is richly layered in baking spices, cherries, berries and chocolate for an indulgent, almost sweet expression. Tasty on its own or with a filet mignon, the wine will please a crowd of red-wine-lovers."

    —J.G.. Wine Enthusiast, "Best of the Year" Issue, December 2023

  • "This wine is velvet on the palate, with rich aromas of fresh blackberry and bright cherry, complemented by concentrated briary berry compote and allspice flavors. Juicy with a solid chewy tannin structure."

    - Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

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Our Vision

We like to think of our Napa Valley Merlot as our right place, right time wine. You’d be hard-pressed to find a California region where Merlot flourishes better than in the Napa Valley. The slightly longer growing season allows those lush, plush qualities to mature while also giving enough space for the fruit to come to life. The ideal amount of tannin gives the wine enough structure for aging.

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— Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

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Your Experience

Our 2021 Napa Valley Merlot checks all the boxes. It’s balanced, layered, complex, and so flavorful. Enjoy by the fire while glamping, at a romantic dinner for two, with an elevated home cooked meal, or at any occasion that calls for a slow-sipping wine.

2021 Mise en Place Cabernet Sauvignon

The touchstone of the TEXTBOOK portfolio, restraint over power was the goal while crafting Oakville Mise en Place Cabernet Sauvignon. Incredibly rich color, it showcases aromas of black currants, juicy plums, dark chocolate and baking spices. Palate has beautiful structure and ripe tannins with an excellent, lengthy finish. Wine will age well up to fifteen years.

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  • Aged 20 Months in French Oak | 53% New
  • Varietal Composition 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless | Skin Contact 31 Days (Cabernet Sauvignon) 33 Days (Merlot)
  • Alcohol 14.6%
  • PH 3.72
  • Acid 5.8 g/L

Tasting Notes with Founder Jonathan Pey

Bottle of 2021 Mise En Place

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

AVA: Oakville District

  • “Mise En Place” is a French culinary phrase meaning “everything in its place.” This name reflects the preparation and diligence exercised in thevineyards and winery.

  • Grape clusters were field-sorted, hand-harvested, hand-sorted at the winery. Fruit was de-stemmed and cold soaked for two days.

  • After 31-33 days on the skins, lots were gently pressed into barrels to complete ML.

  • Highest quality French Oak cooperages: Nadalié and Giraud.

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 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.

2021 Barrel Thief Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Abigail Estrada integrates four diverse sub-AVAs within Napa Valley; Oak Knoll, Yountville, Rutherford, and Calistoga, into the final blend. Aromatics open with blueberry, dried cranberry, blackberry jam, and mocha. Big supple tannins and ample oak flavors are sumptuous across the mid-palate. The result is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet with the boldness and intensity that the region is famous for, combined with the restrained elegance of Europe. It’s a wine you can drink now or cellar for years to come.

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  • Aged 14 months in French Oak, 35% New
  • Alcohol 13.3%
  • PH 3.82
  • Retail Price $43.00
Bottle of 2021 Textbook Barrel Thief Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

AVA: Napa Valley

  • Enraptures the senses with aromatic blueberry and dried cranberry that lead to ample, layered blackberry jam, mocha and oak flavors.

  • This Cabernet’s power allows it to be served alongside a variety of cuisines like slow-braised beef or a smoky, sweet Korean Bulgogi.

  • \"Barrel Thief\" pays homage to the care given to crafting TEXTBOOK wines. During the aging process, Winemakers use a tool called a \"thief\" to extract samples from barrels, allowing them to monitor the wines\' maturation.

  • Final blend is thoughtfully composed with separate small lots sourced from sub-appellations throughout the Napa Valley.

Winemaker Abigail Horstman Estrada

Our Vision

Simply put, Napa Valley is an incredible place to grow and make Cabernet. Every sub-AVA brings unique nuances. I love tasting each small lot in barrel throughout the year before finally integrating my favorite components. The result is a richly layered yet classic Cab with all the power and intensity that Napa is known for, balanced with the sophistication of European winemaking styles.

Abigail Horstman Estrada signature

— Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

Man and woman on a balcony through a screen of leaves drinking red wine.

Your Experience

Our gorgeous, drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon gives you access to the Napa Valley right now. It reveals layer after layer of juicy fruit, blueberry, blackberry jam, and mocha, as well as soft tannins and tons of complexity—perfect for partnering with rich meals and providing a memorable, indulgent sensory experience. Pour a glass and slow down. This is a wine you’ll want to savor.

2021 Cover to Cover Cabernet Sauvignon

A wonderfully balanced and elegantly structured Cabernet Sauvignon reflective of the renowned Yountville AVA. Aromas of blackberry jam, velvety dark chocolate, and anise, accompanied by ripe cherry flavors, notes of caramel, and subtle black pepper. Round mid-palate and integrated tannins result in a refined finish. Wine will age gracefully for 5-15 years.

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  • Aged 20 months in French Oak, 75% New
  • Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless Steel | 15 Days Skin Contact
  • Alcohol 15.1%
  • PH 3.62
  • Acid 5.9 g/L
  • Retail Price: $120
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Vintage: 2021

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

AVA: Yountville

  • The 76-acre Yountville Ranch Vineyard sits below the western hillside of Napa Valley. Its benchland soils of well-drained Coombs gravelly loam force vines to root deep and result in wines that are a true reflection of their terroir.

  • Vines were carefully monitored and managed throughout the season to reduce the overall crop, ensuring concentration in the fruit when harvested.

  • Grape clusters were field-sorted, hand-harvested, and hand-sorted at the winery. Fruit was de-stemmed and cold-soaked for two days.

  • The two separate lots spent 20 months in the highest quality French Oak with significant new oak before blending.

Oval image of winemaker Abi Horstman Estrada walking a vineyard row

Our Vision

Founded in 1836, this small but prestigious appellation is situated in the heart of Napa Valley. With its benchland terroir akin to Rutherford and Oakville, these wines showcase similar intensity, layered complexity, and finely knit tannins, yet with a unique elegance shaped by the cooler climate.

Abigail Horstman Estrada signature

— Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

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Your Experience

Akin to the fulfilling experience of reading a book from “Cover to Cover,” this Cabernet is captivating from beginning to end. From the rich color and aromatics prologue to the supple mid-palate and gripping final chapters.

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