2019 Basalt

Cabernet Sauvignon

Only 9 barrels produced

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$720 per 3-pack | shipping included
Tasting Notes

On the nose, the wine is dark and brooding aromatically, with notes of incense, camphor, ripe black fruits, and dark chocolate. The palate is equally compelling, with ripe, rich fruit framed by muscular Atlas Peak tannins. Fresh raspberry, baked blueberry, and myriad black fruit flavors come forward along with baking spices and even some floral notes.  A brief decanting and time in the glass bring all of these layers to the fore. The young wine has a lot to offer, and will continue to gain polish and complexity over the years with more bottle age.


Basalt is the stronger counterpoint to the softer, more nuanced Shale bottling from the estate. Both wines capture the spirit of the terroir in different ways. The 2019 vintage checks all the boxes for classic Napa Valley. This new vintage of Basalt showcases the deep, powerful, structured side of the vineyard. The winemaking is decidedly light-handed, the goal being to allow the vineyard come forward. Grapes were hand-harvested, sorted, and allowed to soak cold on the skins for five to seven days before fermentation. A long, slow maceration helped to build mid-palate and weight, while maintaining the fresh aromas and flavors of the fruit. Drained directly into French oak barrels, the wine was aged for twenty months and then bottled without fining or filtration.


We expect this wine to age gracefully for a minimum of 10-15 years to be enjoyed at its fullest. Once you are ready to savor the wine, we highly suggest decanting.


As we celebrate the glorious mountain Atlas Peak that is home to our Stags Ridge Vineyard, we pay homage to its geological makeup. Basalt rocks are formed from volcanic activity, dark, fine grained and quite hard. This namesake wine shares those qualities and accentuates the bolder and richer side of mountain grown Cabernet Sauvignon.


How many bottles can I purchase?

As a member of our Allocation List, you may purchase 3 bottles of the 2019 Basalt Cabernet Sauvignon. If previous sell outs are any indication, we expect this wine to go fast. Only 9 barrels of this wine were produced therefore there is little to go around and we must limit how many bottles we can offer per member.

How much does shipping cost and when will it ship?

Order will ship with complimentary ground service in California and complimentary overnight service in the rest of the US.

Orders will ship out on Monday, May 23 and arrive either Tuesday or Wednesday to you.

If I love this wine, will I be able to re-order it?

Due to the limited production of the 2019 Basalt, this will be your only chance to purchase this wine. We are humbled by the outpouring of support and inquiries about this release.

Where are Seven Apart's wines grown and produced?

All of Seven Apart’s wines are grown and produced in Napa Valley. The 2019 Basalt is made of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from our Stags Ridge Vineyard. All wines are produced and bottled at our winery in Napa Valley on the Silverado Trail personally by winemaker Andy Erickson and his elite team.