This Cabernet features a deep ruby color and rich, smoky aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums, black roses, tobacco, cedar, a hint of mint, and black incense. The flavors are true to variety and direct, with notes of licorice, bittersweet chocolate, cola, roasted coffee beans and earth. The back picks up macerated berries, roasted nuts and graphite, followed by a chewy, ripe tannin finish.
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were added to start a 7-10 day fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.