Inspired by the regions gravelly soils and rolling hillsides, as well as 80 plus years of viticulture and winemaking by missionaries, Robert Livermore planted the first commercial wine grapes in what we now call the Livermore Valley. The year was 1846, and it would forever change the dynamic of the entire California wine scene. Our mission at 1846 is to produce wines that best reflect our regions rich history, sourcing fruit from the Valley’s most sought after vineyards to produce wines from varieties that have historic significance and best reflect our region’s diverse terroir.
Classic and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon showing off the efforts of a world class region in an historic vintage. The 2013 1846 Cabernet Sauvignon is driven by dark berry fruit, blueberry cobbler and dried red cherry undertones accented gorgeously by toasty oak notes. The wine is luscious and mouth filling with beautiful acid driven momentum across the palate and finishes with lingering fruit that leaves you wanting more. The type of wine that evolves in the glass. Decant to unleash the layers of this beauty.
Casa de Vinas & Smith Ranch Vineyards
Picked between 10.16 - 10.23 at an average of 25.2 brix. The fruit was 90% destemmed, 10% whole cluster with various fermentation regimens implemented including native and commercial yeasts. 60% tank, 30% bin, 10% barrel fermented with a base blend assembled post primary fermentation!!
Decant, serve slightly below room temp
Wine TypeRed Wine
Varietal Composition93% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Malbec & 3% Merlot