Wines

2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Grown

  • Varieties:
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles - Templeton Gap District
  • Average brix at harvest:
    25.4
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    14.2%
  • Acidity:
    0.69 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.62
  • Residual sugar:
    0.01g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    July 16, 2021
  • Cases produced:
    293
  • Retail Price:
    $ 28.00

Growing conditions:
Late winter rainfall (all in March), light frost (whites) and cool spring/early summer produced great fruit set. Judicious thinning and warm days lasting into October led to an outstanding late harvest with excellent quality and yields.

Winemaking:
The grapes were hand harvested, then crushed into a stainless fermentor. 24 hours later, the must was inoculated with D-80 yeast then pumped over daily for 17 days prior to pressing. After completion of malo-lactic fermentation, this cabernet sauvignon was aged for 24 months in French and Hungarian oak 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.