2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Barrels (30% New: French, American) for 15 months
This Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and dark in color. The bouquet presents aromas of cherries, black tea, and some tobacco. On the palate you can enjoy the full body balanced by red fruits and dark chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel is bold and the finish is long, smooth and textured.
These Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from our estate vineyard in the Mokelumne River sub AVA. Our estate vineyard is seven acres and is vertical shoot position trellised. We take pride in our vineyard, and do everything possible to grow the best grapes. We spur thin, cluster thin, and pull leaves to balance our vines and receive optimal ripeness for each cluster and help to create a full bodied and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that is true to the variety.
Grapes were hand-picked in the morning, gently sorted, and transferred to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for a cold soak. The must was inoculated and fermentation was done with regular timed pump overs. The wine was aged in French and American oak for approximately 15 months with 30% of the oak being new. When it came to the final blend, we added Petite Verdot, Petite Sirah to help add complexity, color and richness to the final wine.