OVID Hexameter

Tasting Note

The 2021 season marked the second consecutive year of low rainfall across much of the west and it was no different at the OVID estate. The dry and mild spring brought budbreak about in late March, close to its historical average. The weather warmed slightly for bloom and set ideal long and loose clusters. Summer brought weather and passed without incident, setting the stage for an early and leisurely harvest which commenced mid-September and concluded during the first week of October.

Capturing this glorious season, the 2021 OVID Hexameter displays notes of black cherry, plum, lavender, sage, violet candies, orange rind and crushed bay leaf. Broad and captivating on the palate, this wine exudes power and grace with burnished tannins and beautifully layered depth that will continue to reward for many years to come.

Vintage Data

  • Appellation:
    Napa Valley
  • Soil Type:
    Hambright soil series
  • Harvest Dates:
    September 17- October 5
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  • Alcohol:
  • Aging:
    20 months

James Suckling

Effusive blueberry and rose petal aromas, then juicy, appetizing black and red berries in this multilayered blend based on cabernet franc. Blueberry syrup meets light wood char, star anise and grilled herbs, but the fruit dominates. The tannins are so racy.

98 points