Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Cuvee Leo
Argot Wines
United States - California - Napa Valley

Our first wine in working with the vineyards owned by the Leonardini family of Whitehall Lane. A tribute to them and, more crucially, the numerous Leos—by both name and astrological sign—in our life.

Our most quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibiting brilliant purity, profound depth of fruit, focused acidity and fine tannin structure. This is Rutherford in full flight as soaring black fruits push forth over subtle earth notes that all dazzle on an invigorating, lively palate structure. While each of Argot’s three Napa Valley wines offer their own distinct take on the variety and terroir, it is the Cuvee Leo’s that is the most classic and exemplary.

Napa Valley
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Sauvignon clone 15, 337
Age of vines
Average 20 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Rutherford bench alluvial fan, shattered sandstone.
Sourced from Rutherford’s western-most alluvial fan—an ancient deposit of shattered sandstone flowing down from the Mayacamas mountain range—famously christened the ‘Rutherford Bench’. Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in this renowned terroir with its well-drained, mineral-rich soils, which allow for a deeply rooted, profound attachment to the Earth.
hand harvested, hand sorted (both cluster and berry), open top tank ferment, 3xdaily punchdowns, 14 days on skins, never racked prior to bottling
Aged 22 months in French Oak Barrels (80% new)
135 (9-liter cases)

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