Le Chapeau Blanc Estate Cabernet Blend
Located in the heart of Oakville’s famous “red dirt”, Peter Michael acquired the Oakville Estate in 2009. Of the total 41 acres, only 26 acres are planted with vines. While much of the site has been reinvigorated, an original block of Cabernet Franc planted in 1993 was left intact. Block 8 has been the source of many acclaimed Napa Valley (Oakville) producers of varietal Cabernet Franc wines.
Limited by the size of the site and growing conditions, the wine is only produced in exceptional vintages. Named in honor of Sir Peter Michael and his white Panama hat, ‘Le Chapeau Blanc’ reflects the history and beauty of this famed varietal from a historic site, nestled on a bench above the Napa Valley floor and Pritchard Hill.
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