2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: 100% Estate – Adelaida District, Paso Robles.
Fermentation: Destemmed and cold soaked for 10 days with daily pump-overs. 8-day fermentation with a mix of delestages, pump-overs and punchdowns for cap management. 18-day total maceration.
Cooperage and Elevage: Aged for 22 months in 225L French oak barriques: 80% new, 20% neutral.
TA: 6.9 g/l
Bottling Date: July 16, 2018. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Notes: This bold wine boasts a nose of seared plums, violets, scorched earth, vanilla and Szechuan peppercorn. The chewy midpalate is a powerful showcase of blackberry, licorice, sandalwood and blackcurrant. This heavyweight is cut through the middle with a lightning bolt of minerality that refreshes the palate and drives towards an impressive finish.