2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
For the 2018 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon, we expanded our reach in the county, including vineyards to the northwest in Rockpile, southeast in Moon Mountain and Sonoma Valley, and far east, up in the Mayacamus mountains. A combination of elevations, aspects, and soil types (alluvial, loam, volcanic) allowed us to blend the components for a seamless composition.
In the cellar, hand-sorted grapes undergo an extended pre-fermentation cold-soak followed by primary fermentation in stainless steel. Following primary, the wine was transferred into mostly French oak barrels (about one-third new) for 18 months aging.
TASTING NOTES |
Refined and well defined with a lovely play of savory and sweet. Deep aromatics of cinnamon, clove, cassis, and berries. These aromas carry over to the palate which is supple with opulent black cherry and cranberry fruit and notes of spice, dark chocolate, and graphite. High tones and silky tannins keep the wine in focus, providing a complex structure and lingering finish.
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