2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Deliciously meaty aromas with notes of leather eucalyptus, black cherry, menthol and smoke. The wine is round and full on the palate with firm, ripe tannins. Red and dark fruit lingers on the finish with hints of baking spices and toasted oak. Elegant and sophisticated this wine will age beautifully.
|Bottling Date:||July 24, 2017|
|Titratable Acidity:||6.6 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.5 g/L|
The 2015 vintage kicked off with a warmer than average spring combined with minimal precipitation, leading to early bud break and flowering. The rest of the growing season followed suit with record breaking temperatures. Canopy management was key for Painted Rock in 2015. While harvest happened significantly earlier than normal though out the valley due to spiking sugar levels, we were able to forestall ripening long enough to ensure our phenolic ripeness (tannin) would have time to develop and be in balance with our sugar levels.
18 months 30% new French oak.
John Schreiner "The wine, which was aged 18 months in French oak (30% new), begins with savoury aromas of cassis, blackberry and mint. On the palate, there are flavours of black currant, black cherry, fig, tobacco, leather, dark coffee, spice and vanilla. Concentrated in texture, the wine should be decanted before being served." 93 Points
Richard Hemming, MW for www.jancisrobinson.com " Blackcurrant, green pepper, fleshy and generous and piquant. Super-smooth balance, even though it’s a very youthful wine at present. Powerful but not overwhelming." 16.5 Points