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Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon Keyes Canyon Ranches Paso Robles 2013

External Review by WineExpress.com:

At Estancia, over 2000 acres of vineyard lands ensure that they have direct control over how grapes are farmed and managed. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from their Keyes Canyon Ranches in Paso Robles. Growing conditions in Paso Robles are extreme temperature swings are greater than in any other California appellation. The rugged landscape, unique microclimate and infertile soils at Keyes Canyon Vineyard produce Bordeaux varietals with low yields, small clusters, tiny berries and high skin-to-juice ratios for concentrated wines with intense varietal character. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 14 months in American oak and French oak, 25% new, this Cab shows intensity and style that go way beyond its modest price tag.

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The grapes for our wine were selected exclusively from one of the finest Merlot blocks of the W.S. Keyes Vineyard Estate in the Howell Mountain AVA of Napa Valley. The 17-year-old vines, grafted to Clone 3 Merlot, are rooted in white volcanic soils. According to Winemaker Tom Peffer, the white soils on this part of the estate give this Merlot round, seamless tannins and outstanding density T... Read more
The grapes for our wine were selected exclusively from one of the finest Merlot blocks of the W.S. Keyes Vineyard Estate in the Howell Mountain AVA of Napa Valley. The 17-year-old vines, grafted to Clone 3 Merlot, are rooted in white volcanic soils. According to Winemaker Tom Peffer, the white soils on this part of the estate give this Merlot round, seamless tannins and outstanding density The vineyard lies at an elevation of 1,826 ft. on the Howell Mountain plateau, in Napa Valley’s eastern mountain range, giving it a climate distinctively different from the valley floor. Since the vineyard is above the night fog that frequently rolls into Napa Valley, nights are slightly warmer, while the altitude keeps daytime temperatures cooler. Harvest comes later, with long hang-times for the development of deep, complex flavors. Read less

External Reviews for Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon Keyes Canyon Ranches Paso Robles

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Source: WineExpress.com
11/22/2016

At Estancia, over 2000 acres of vineyard lands ensure that they have direct control over how grapes are farmed and managed. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from their Keyes Canyon Ranches in Paso Robles. Growing conditions in Paso Robles are extreme temperature swings are greater than in any other California appellation. The rugged landscape, unique microclimate and infertile soils at Keyes Canyon Vineyard produce Bordeaux varietals with low yields, small clusters, tiny berries and high skin-to-juice ratios for concentrated wines with intense varietal character. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 14 months in American oak and French oak, 25% new, this Cab shows intensity and style that go way beyond its modest price tag.



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