Ovid Vineyards is one of the true new "cult kids on the street". Ovid's vineyards are located in the Vaca Mountains, on the eastern side of the Napa Valley. More specifically, the property is located in the area locals call "Pritchard Hill", which is were other notable producers reside, such as Chappellet, Continuum, David Arthur, Nine Suns, and Bryant Family The vineyards are meticulously maintained by David Abreu, and the wines are made by Austin Petersen.
Staying within their own four walls, it can be easy to assume that everything Ovid does is dialed in - as good as it can be. So they strive to always keep their perspective fresh and their minds open. This experiment is a first for Ovid in that they purchased the fruit from a neighboring vineyard. But Ovid didn't just buy it - they walked their rows, observing differences in clones, row orientation, sun exposure and aspect throughout the growing season, working to see what Ovid can lean from different approaches to growing grapes in the same neighborhood.
The result - 2017 Experiment N2.7 - is our second vintage from this series. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with small, nearly equal amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the wine intrigues with notes of blackberry, cola, cocoa nibs, licorice and pencil shavings. Richness and purity of expression grace the palate in this neighborly adventure that should delight for years to come.