2016 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.
The 2016 growing season started out early and similar to 2015 -hot hot hot. Both bud break and flowering were ahead of schedule in the spring with little rainfall, lots of sun and warm temperatures in both April and May. In June things became less consistent with more rain and lower temperatures. This weather continued through July with temperatures continuing to sit below the average for the first half of the month. It was mid-July before 'summer' seemed to kick back in with temperatures sitting around average for the rest of July, August and September.
Fruit was hand picked from our single 2.15 acre vineyard block on Oct. 22nd, 2015 and berry sorted. Fruit was broken into small batches, cold soaked on the skins for four days and fermented for an additional 21 days on the skins in tank with twice daily pump
overs. The batches were then barrel aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak and blended prior to bottling. Unfiltered..
|Titratable Acidity:||6.8 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.3 g/L|
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