Wines

2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Grown

  • Varieties:
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles
  • Average brix at harvest:
    24.8
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    13.6%
  • Acidity:
    0.66 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.59
  • Residual sugar:
    0.02g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    April 10, 2020
  • Cases produced:
    322
  • Retail Price:
    $ 28.00

Growing conditions:
Above average winter rainfall, no frost and normal budbreak produced great fruit set. Judicious thinning and a warm summer led to an outstanding harvest and excellent quality and yields.

Winemaking:
The grapes were hand harvested, then crushed into a stainless fermentor. 24 hours later, the must was inoculated with FX-10 yeast then pumped over daily for 15 days prior to pressing. After completion of malo-lactic fermentation, this cabernet sauvignon was aged for 27 months in French and Hungarian oak then blended with 5% Merlot & 5% Tannat prior to bottling.

Tasting notes:
Intense aromas of red plum, black cherry and dark chocolate with wisps of cinnamon are complimented by a background of subtle oak. Rich flavors with layers of large, soft tannins interlocking with complex oak tannins for a long, elegant finish.

Cellaring:
While enjoyable now, this Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 4-8 years in the bottle with a plateau of best drinkability from 2025-2030.

Food selection:
This elegant wine will compliment a large array of food dishes but is best with filet, pork loin, and chocolate desserts.