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

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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.