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At Covert Estate, we use traditional Bordeaux winemaking techniques combined with Californian creativity. We utilize a very conservative and sustainable approach that respects the terroir and results in wines that are delicate and elegant with distinct personality.





Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

We farm our estate vineyard organically, manually tending the tightly spaced rows throughout the year. In the fall, our team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting—first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts in temperature-controlled conditions for three to four weeks. Once this initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 20 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

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—Julien Fayard, Winemaker


Appellation

Coombsville

Varieties & Clones

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337 and 191

Aging

18-24 months in New French Oak barrels


Tasting Advice

Decant for 2 hours or more and enjoy at a temperature of 60-64°C.

2017 Vintage - Collection: Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth, and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the Wine Country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 estate Cabernet Sauvignon belies its inky, dark ruby robe with uplifting freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity. The nose is bright with classic cassis, wild berry and red plum as well as subtler notes of graphite, juniper and anise. On the palate, a lithe core of Morello cherries and juicy plum intertwines with supporting aromas of fresh thyme, mint tea, and savory preserved lemon. The ultra-fine mesh of refined tannins flex and support the fruit without dominating, and help the wine glide effortlessly into a long, seamless finish of marionberry, dried cherry, thyme and allspice.

Alcohol
14.9%




Covert Estate Clone 341 Cabernet Sauvignon

Covert Estate Clone 341 Cabernet Sauvignon

We farm our estate vineyard organically, manually tending the tightly spaced rows throughout the year. In the fall, our team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting—first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts in temperature-controlled conditions for three to four weeks. Once this

initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 18-26 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

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—Julien Fayard, Winemaker


Appellation

Coombsville, Napa Valley

Varieties & Clones

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 341

Aging

18-24 months in New French Oak barrels


Tasting Advice

Decant for 2 hours or more and enjoy at a temperature of 60 -64°C

2017 Vintage - Collection: Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth, and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the Wine Country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 estate Cabernet Sauvignon belies its inky, dark ruby robe with uplifting freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity. The nose is bright with classic cassis, wild berry and red plum as well as subtler notes of graphite, juniper and anise. On the palate, a lithe core of Morello cherries and juicy plum intertwines with supporting aromas of fresh thyme, mint tea, and savory preserved lemon. The ultra-fine mesh of refined tannins flex and support the fruit without dominating, and help the wine glide effortlessly into a long, seamless finish of marionberry, dried cherry, thyme and allspice.

Alcohol
14.9%




Covert Estate Sage Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Covert Estate Sage Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Sage Hill Vineyard is a clay and rock-dominated site in the Pritchard Hill area of Napa Valley that enjoys full western exposure, and cooling air currents from nearby Lake Hennessy that moderate afternoon temperatures. Our vineyard team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings, and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting—first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts in temperature-controlled conditions for three to four weeks.

Once this initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 18-26 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

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—Julien Fayard, Winemaker


Appellation

Napa Valley

Varieties & Clones

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging

18-24 months in New French Oak barrels


Tasting Advice

Decant for 2 hours or more and enjoy at a temperature of 60 -64°C

2017 Vintage - Collection: Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth, and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the Wine Country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 estate Cabernet Sauvignon belies its inky, dark ruby robe with uplifting freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity. The nose is bright with classic cassis, wild berry and red plum as well as subtler notes of graphite, juniper and anise. On the palate, a lithe core of Morello cherries and juicy plum intertwines with supporting aromas of fresh thyme, mint tea, and savory preserved lemon. The ultra-fine mesh of refined tannins flex and support the fruit without dominating, and help the wine glide effortlessly into a long, seamless finish of marionberry, dried cherry, thyme and allspice.

Alcohol
14.9%




Covert Estate Cabernet Franc

Covert Estate Cabernet Franc

We farm our estate vineyard organically, manually tending the tightly spaced rows throughout the year. In the fall, our team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting—first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts in temperature-controlled conditions for three to four weeks. Once this initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 18-26 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

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—Julien Fayard, Winemaker


Appellation

Coombsville, Napa Valley

Varieties & Clones

100% Cabernet Franc, Clone 214 and 327

Aging

18-24 months in New French Oak barrels


Tasting Advice

Decant for 2 hours or more and enjoy at a temperature of 60 -64°C

2017 Vintage - Collection: Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth, and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the Wine Country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 estate Cabernet Sauvignon belies its inky, dark ruby robe with uplifting freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity. The nose is bright with classic cassis, wild berry and red plum as well as subtler notes of graphite, juniper and anise. On the palate, a lithe core of Morello cherries and juicy plum intertwines with supporting aromas of fresh thyme, mint tea, and savory preserved lemon. The ultra-fine mesh of refined tannins flex and support the fruit without dominating, and help the wine glide effortlessly into a long, seamless finish of marionberry, dried cherry, thyme and allspice.

Alcohol
14.9%




Covert Estate Syrah

Covert Estate Syrah

We farm our estate vineyard organically, manually tending the tightly spaced rows throughout the year. In the fall, our team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting—first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts in temperature-controlled conditions for three to four weeks. Once this initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 18-26 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

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—Julien Fayard, Winemaker


Appellation

Coombsville, Napa Valley

Varieties & Clones

100% Syrah, Sugar Clone

Aging

18-24 months in New French Oak barrels


Tasting Advice

Decant for 2 hours or more and enjoy at a temperature of 60 -64°C

2017 Vintage - Collection: Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth, and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the Wine Country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 estate Cabernet Sauvignon belies its inky, dark ruby robe with uplifting freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity. The nose is bright with classic cassis, wild berry and red plum as well as subtler notes of graphite, juniper and anise. On the palate, a lithe core of Morello cherries and juicy plum intertwines with supporting aromas of fresh thyme, mint tea, and savory preserved lemon. The ultra-fine mesh of refined tannins flex and support the fruit without dominating, and help the wine glide effortlessly into a long, seamless finish of marionberry, dried cherry, thyme and allspice.

Alcohol
14.9%




Covert Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Covert Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Black Label Cabernet has Coombsville’s dark, structured aromatics as its cornerstone, blended into the rich and refined style that is Covert’s hallmark. Our team harvests by hand in the cool early mornings and sends the grapes through two rounds of rigorous sorting—first as whole clusters, then again as de-stemmed individual berries. After cold maceration, the fruit is fermented by naturally occurring wild yeasts for three to four weeks. Once this initial fermentation is complete, we gently crush the grapes with a vertical press directly into barrels for a secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 18-26 months in barrel, as needed for each vintage. We rack at most twice per year, and bottle without fining or filtration. By minimizing human intervention with the wine, we aim to amplify the voice of the terroir.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim.

—Julien Fayard, Winemaker


Appellation

Napa Valley

Varieties & Clones

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging

18-24 months in New French Oak barrels


Tasting Advice

Decant for 2 hours or more and enjoy at a temperature of 60 -64°C

2017 Vintage - Collection: Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth, and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the Wine Country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 estate Cabernet Sauvignon belies its inky, dark ruby robe with uplifting freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity. The nose is bright with classic cassis, wild berry and red plum as well as subtler notes of graphite, juniper and anise. On the palate, a lithe core of Morello cherries and juicy plum intertwines with supporting aromas of fresh thyme, mint tea, and savory preserved lemon. The ultra-fine mesh of refined tannins flex and support the fruit without dominating, and help the wine glide effortlessly into a long, seamless finish of marionberry, dried cherry, thyme and allspice.

Alcohol
14.9%