Buccella Cuvee Katrina Eileen 2012
Named after our first-born daughter, Cuvée Katrina Eileen is primarily composed of fruit from a vineyard in the Western Hills of Yountville, where yields are miniscule. The extremely rocky soil of the vineyard produces concentrated clusters of perfectly ripened Cabernet Sauvignon. In German, the name “Katrina” represents purity and fittingly, this wine is made entirely from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, providing a pure expression of this decadent varietal. It also reflects our daughter’s personality with flavors that are complex, unreserved and expressive.
The 2012 Buccella Cuvée Katrina Eileen is a gregarious and immediately charming wine. The aromas are pure Buccella, bursting with blueberry, cassis, boysenberry preserve and notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate the wine impresses with its intense concentration and smooth core of silky tannin. The long finish delivers blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of caramel, mocha and black tea. This is a wine structured for aging but enjoyable in its youth.