With all these great vineyard sites to choose from, we were able to have the lots harvested from late-September through mid-November. We took this opportunity to blend the perfectly ripe and balanced fruit with great acidity and tannin structure into a very complex yet approachable Cabernet. Most of the lots were fermented in our upright stainless-steel fermenters using PDM yeast with the exception of the Kiona and Champoux Vineyard Cabernets and Merlots as these lots we used our pump-under method using PDM yeast to moderate the tannins from both of these older vineyard sites. This wine finished malolactic fermentation in tank, then was aged in French Oak barrels for 20months. 60% of blend were aged in 2nd use, 10% in 3rd fill, and the final 30% of the blend in neutral French oak barrels.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, & 5% Carménère
Aromas of bright blueberry, dark cherry, vanilla, and spice. On the palate, layered notes of dried cherries, plum, licorice, tobacco, and white pepper.
Bottled: September 2019
Residual Sugar: 0.00
Cases Produced: 3,500
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