Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Sugarloaf Vineyard
Argot Wines
United States - California - Napa Valley

Sugarloaf’s terroir continues to impress with its expression of classically-styled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons — impeccably pure black and red fruit character; broad, rich, perfectly ripe tannins; classic Napa Valley notes of cigar leaf, eucalyptus, and freshly-tilled earth; and definitive complexities of clove, all-spice and bay leaf. Having assessed past vintages with a few years of age, we have come to greatly value the significant reward Sugarloaf delivers after a few years in the cellar.

From Block 6, an acre of fiercely steep, ferociously rocky hillside, located in Napa’s far south-eastern foothills, deeply affected by the cooling influences of San Pablo Bay. One of the latest harvests in all of Napa Valley each vintage. Mother Nature was kind to this site in 2019, being our most bountiful year here ever. With perfect set, and vines displaying great health, this normally stingy hillside delivered superlative quality, without restraint of yield. After a slow start in the Spring, 2019’s particularly warm September and October played beautifully to the vineyard’s strengths, and delivered a classic Halloween-time harvest.

Napa Valley
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vines
Average 20 years
CRUSH: Hand-harvested at first light on October 26th. Once in the winery, the grapes are fully de-stemmed, berry-by-berry hand sorted and completely crushed.
FERMENT: 7-day cold soaks, followed by native fermentation in open-top vats. 14 days on skins.
AGING: 22 months in new French oak. Never racked prior to bottling. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
175 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2019 Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Sugarloaf Vineyard - 97+ PTS - WA

2019 Argot Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Sugarloaf Vineyard - 97+ PTS - WA

wa97"It is not often that you see a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from this rising star, cooler-climate vineyard in south Napa. This wine comes exclusively from the low-yielding, steep, rocky "Block 6." Deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Sugarloaf Vineyard needs a little coaxing to reveal wonderfully pure scents of blackcurrant cordial, juicy blueberries and ripe blackberries, plus suggestions of iris bulb, dark chocolate, molten licorice and cedar chest. The big, rich, seductive, full-on full-bodied palate is laden with ripe, energetic black berry layers, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. A stunning, true-blue Napa blockbuster with its own very evocative signature, this comes highly recommended! 175 cases were made. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (November 2021), 97+ pts

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