Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge Vineyard
Argot Wines
United States - California - Napa Valley

An incomparable expression of Cabernet Sauvignon — massively pure red fruit character, delivered on a ribbon of ultra-suave tannins and gorgeously seductive high tones. The palate never relents its come-hither posture. Aromatically, puts forth an intriguing botanical complexity that is unmistakably site-specific. As our experience with this one-of-a-kind terroir deepens, we remain endlessly excited for the potential of these unique ridgetop vineyards. Get your hands on a bottle and pull the cork…a wine built for immense near-term gratification.

A dramatic, ridgetop landscape — rising 1500 feet above Lake Hennessey, staring west over Pritchard Hill — persistently influenced by a push/pull draw between The Valley’s floor and Lake Berryessa. This wild, untamed, eastern frontier of Napa Valley, produces singular, terroir-driven wines of captivating beauty, power and lift. An unseasonably wet and cool springtime produced significant shatter at Sage Ridge in 2019, reducing our yields by 50%, leading to a particularly flamboyant edition of this wine.

Napa Valley
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vines
Average 20 years
CRUSH : Two harvests — both picks done by hand, at night — Clone 15 on September 30th, Clone 7 on October 11. Once in the winery, the grapes were fully de-stemmed, berry-by-berry hand sorted and completely crushed.
FERMENT : 7-day cold soaks, followed by native fermentation in open-top vats, with 18 days on their skins.
AGING : 22 months in new French oak. Never racked prior to bottling. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
75 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2019 Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge Vineyard - 95 PTS - WA

2019 Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge Vineyard - 95 PTS - WA

wa95"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge Vineyard opens with open-knit notes of plum preserves, baked blackberries and boysenberry jam, leading to a core of crème de cassis, mocha, camphor and Indian spices with a touch of unsmoked cigars. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and dense with black fruit preserves, framed by soft tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and very spicy. Only 75 cases were made. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (November 2021), 95 pts

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