"We are especially pleased to pay tribute to our property manager, Emilio Perez, who has treated our property and our family as if both were his own. In naming the wine for Emilio, we salute him and all his fellow vineyard workers who have helped make our wine industry a success."
- The Schlein family
We are very proud of our 2008 vintage and based on the growing season proud that the composition of Emilio's Terrace 2008 is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot.
2008 Growing Season - The 2008 vintage offered a long cool growing season with moderate temperatures and a very dry winter. The drought like conditions helped regulate berry size and thus we ended up with smaller than average clusters and berries. As winemakers we love this because smaller berries means more fruit and wine concentration. Harvest for our Cabernet officially started in mid October and after a long superb growing season we had another stellar vintage in the winery.
Tasting Notes - Oakville is one of the warmest regions in the Napa Valley and ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatically the wine offers ripe black cherry with hints of sweet vanilla. The palate is soft and luscious with flavors of dark plum and blackberry, finishing with soft supple tannins.