We believe that wines are a perfect depiction of a slice in time: of a season, of the place where it was grown, and of the people that brought it to life. Our job, then, is to shepherd the wine along, to gently shape, and to encourage the most authentic expression of L’Envolée’s origins.
The most important ingredient? Love.
2020 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2020 L’Envolée Wines Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful and rich wine made up of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot. On the nose, sweet aromas of tobacco and cedarwood waft out of the glass. The wine’s dark ruby red and purple hue tells us a story of concentration and extraction and the palate delivers, showing off layered notes of fresh pomegranate and dark chocolate balanced by structured, ripe tannins. This full-bodied wine will grow in complexity in your glass as you sip and linger over a meal or charcuterie board.
94 POINTS, JEB DUNNUCK
"A beautiful wine, especially given the challenging vintage.. it's medium to full-bodied, has ripe tannins, and a layered, satisfying, undeniably delicious style perfect for drinking over the coming 10-15 years."
Pick Date: September 27, 2020
Fermentation Management: Punchdowns, Pulsair.
Time in Barrel: 19 months
Barrel Regimen: 1 Taransaud M+ Toast and 1 Darnajou Strong
Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Merlot
Production Size: 65 cases
Release Date: March 28, 2023
2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2019 L’Envolée Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, fruit-driven wine made up of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, all from the Oakville appellation of the Napa Valley. At first glance, the wine is ruby red with hints of purple on the legs. Fruity aromas of cassis and fresh-picked boysenberries leap from the glass. This wine features a vibrant acidity anchored by round tannins that provide depth and power while highlighting notes of wild strawberries, vanilla, and spice.
98 POINTS, JEB DUNNUCK
"It’s full-bodied and seamless on the palate, with beautiful balance and polish to its mouthfeel. It’s a stunning wine any way you look at it."
Pick Date: October 8, 2019
Fermentation Management: Punchdowns, Occasional Pulsair.
Time in Barrel: 22 months
Barrel Regimen: 1 Taransaud M+ Toast and 1 Sylvain Heavy Toast
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot
Bottling Date: August 12, 2021
Production Size: 59 cases + 35 bottles of magnums
Release Date: April 2, 2021