Deep, dense reddish purplish in color. THIS IS CAB! On the nose we find blueberries, plum, anise and cracked black pepper. On the palate there are blackberries, cassis and hints of pencil lead, black licorice and blackberry with tight, muscular tannins – which lead to a soft, velvety and long finish.
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10 or more years.
A Pinot Lover’s Cabernet – showing ample fruit and body. It will make an excellent Thanksgiving accompaniment as it will not overpower Turkey and all the other yummy Thanksgiving Fixins!
Clone: Clone 4
Inoculated with MT yeast and EnoFerm Alpha for malolactic fermentation
Cooperage: 100% French, 100% new. 24 months in barrel.
TA 5.5 g/L
Produced: 140 cases
Released: Fall 2021
This is a small 37-acre vineyard located in Oakville, near the Vaca range, is co-owned by two farming families who planted these Cabernet Sauvignon vines in 2008. The vines are deep rooting, and the soil is clay and well-drained sandy loam, but the farming techniques of minimal irrigation and overcropping yields moderately vigorous vines.
The site is influenced by the Bay fog, but afternoons are typically warm and sunny allowing for long hang-time and nicely balanced acidity. The fruit creates a wine that is lush and rich, yet full of juicy fruit and elegant tannins with lovely acidity. The vineyard is CWSA certified