2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml
Unmistakably a Cabernet Sauvignon with bright fruit on the nose and an acid-driven palate with structured tannins.
Cellar Notes: Destemmed all but two half ton bins to a stainless steel tank for cold maceration. Remaining fruit was destemmed to macrobin. After 3-day maceration, fermentation started through inoculation. Twice-daily pumpovers/punchdowns throughout fermentation. Pressed off skins at dryness & racked to neutral oak barrels for elevage after several days of settling. In April 2018, French oak was added to 6 of 13 barrels. Before bottling, a small amount of Merlot & Syrah were blended into the wine to add to the mid-palate & smooth out tannic structure.
Tasting Notes: Unmistakably Cabernet Sauvignon, the nose begins with cherry & cranberry fruits, some eucalyptus & an herbal bay leaf quality. On the palate it is soft, smooth & dense, with bright acid-driven fruit, structured tannins & subtle cedar notes on the finish.