2020 Tievoli Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon has a complex aroma of tobacco leaves, raspberry, spices and some pepper notes. Flavors of the spices are replicated and enhanced by aromas of black currant, hazelnut, cedar and vanilla. The body of this wine is full and supported by the tannins which balance the intensity of the aromas and gives a medium-long and smooth finish.
These Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the Lodi AVA. Soil type is primary a sandy loam. These vines are sustainable farmed and certified green under the Lodi Rules certification program. The Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot were also from the same soil type within the Lodi AVA. They are also certified green/sustainable under Lodi Rules.
These 2 different lots of grapes were hand-picked in the morning and then gently hand sorted and de-stemmed. They were then transferred to individual temperature controlled stainless steel tank for 2 days of cold soak. The must was inoculated with yeast and fermentation was done in tank with regularly timed pump overs. The lots were then combined and aged for 14 months in approximately 25% new American and French Oak.