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OAKVILLE - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

OAKVILLE - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California, USA

Aromas of black fruits and notes of vibrant cedar. Richness of black cherry and black currant. A well-structured wine with a rounded mouth-feel and undertones of toast and smoke. Medium- bodied with bold tannins; this wine will drink well for the next 10 years.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.



The Pelissa Vineyard is 60 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The vineyard is named for Andrew and Babe Pelissa, who after their marriage on August 30, 1930 made their home at the site of this vineyard, which at the time was a dairy. Two generations later, the heirs of Andrew and Babe purchased the land in 1993 and named the vineyard in honor of the heritage that began a family business still thriving today, thus bringing the family full circle. The vineyard is formerly known as “BV 7,” one of the vineyards responsible for some of the great BV “Georges de Latour” Cabernet Sauvignons.

Pelissa Vineyard Oakville is the hub of Napa’s Cabernet fame and we feel a great responsibility to perpetuate that legacy. The Oakville Wines are entitled to be labeled Estate as we both grow and produce our wines in the Oakville AVA. This distinction compels us to guard both the quality of the wine and the annuity of the land for generations to come. You can see why we have valued organic growing and certification for 20 years. What draws wine lovers to the Oakville region is the perfect blending of climate and soil as well as a certain missing ingredient. Pelissa is an old Italian name and every Italian mother knows what makes her dish perfect. Love. We love this property, honor it with our name and make a wines that have heart and soul.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

Favorably centered in Napa Valley, our family owned Oakville vineyards express our desire to produce wines that reflect the heart and soul of our land and its heritage.

Total Production:



Andrew Hoxsey


Oakville Winery



Average Age of Vines:

30 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

Valley Floor



Sustainably Farmed:

Certified Organically Grown. The family is committed to growing grapes without the use of chemicals. Certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers, Oakville Winery uses organic vineyard management techniques. Selective leaf and shoot removal reduces fungus and mildew pressure. Cover crops like oats, peas, mustard and vetch, are planted between rows to naturally inhibit soil erosion, reduce dust, restore nutrients and encourage microbiological activity. Even grape skins and stems are composted after harvest and added back to the soil, replenishing nitrogen and potassium and increasing microbiological activity. We believe that the attention to detail it takes to grow organically replenishes the land and creates better wine. We have grown organically since 1991.

Harvest Method:

By hand



Fermentation and Maceration:


Malolactic Fermentation:



24 months in new French oak barrels







Grape Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon



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