wines

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

Alc: 14.5%

pH: 3.53

TA: 6.9 g/l

Bottling Date: July 16, 2018. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Cases Produced: 96

Price: $65

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.