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We Speak Wine USD 14.99 750ml

Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016

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Estancia relies on the benefits of boutique-style winemaking techniques, including whole-cluster fermentation, gentle punch downs, and basket pressing. Our Monterey-based winery uses gentle gravity-flow systems to minimize aggressive tannins and bitterness. It is this crafting of wines—from grapes to bottle—that results in our consistent and superior wine quality. VINEYARDS: We’re convinced that in the world’s best wines can be found the true essence of the place from which they came. We grew the fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon in our Keyes Canyon Vineyard in Paso Robles. Hot days and cool nights, thin soils and stressed vines—these are the hallmarks of Keyes Canyon. Vines struggle to produce fruit here, resulting in tiny clusters with high skin-to-juice ratios which create deeply concentrated wines with intense flavors. This southwest benchland vineyard, planted at 450 feet in elevation, boasts a half-dozen soil types, including sandy clay loam. It has proven to be a perfect vineyard for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. APPEARANCE: Deep crimson AROMA: Black cherry and clove aromas with notes of tobacco and cigar FLAVOR: Lavish, mouthwatering tannins mid-palate, complemented by black cherry, vanilla, and dark chocolate flavors with a long, lingering, toasty finish VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Petite Sirah 6% Petit Verdot 2% Merlot 2% Malbec AGING: 8 months in oak barrels; 35% new TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.74 ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking facility, and a traditional, hands-on approach to each grape we produce. In the end, this combination allows us to deliver the hand-crafted quality for which our wines are known. While our cutting-edge facilities enable us to take advantage of the beneficial advances in winemaking technology, our comm... Read more
Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking facility, and a traditional, hands-on approach to each grape we produce. In the end, this combination allows us to deliver the hand-crafted quality for which our wines are known. While our cutting-edge facilities enable us to take advantage of the beneficial advances in winemaking technology, our commitment to old world processes results in the complexity and elegance found in artisanal and boutique wines. Read less

External Reviews for Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/29/2018

Estancia relies on the benefits of boutique-style winemaking techniques, including whole-cluster fermentation, gentle punch downs, and basket pressing. Our Monterey-based winery uses gentle gravity-flow systems to minimize aggressive tannins and bitterness. It is this crafting of wines—from grapes to bottle—that results in our consistent and superior wine quality. VINEYARDS: We’re convinced that in the world’s best wines can be found the true essence of the place from which they came. We grew the fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon in our Keyes Canyon Vineyard in Paso Robles. Hot days and cool nights, thin soils and stressed vines—these are the hallmarks of Keyes Canyon. Vines struggle to produce fruit here, resulting in tiny clusters with high skin-to-juice ratios which create deeply concentrated wines with intense flavors. This southwest benchland vineyard, planted at 450 feet in elevation, boasts a half-dozen soil types, including sandy clay loam. It has proven to be a perfect vineyard for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. APPEARANCE: Deep crimson AROMA: Black cherry and clove aromas with notes of tobacco and cigar FLAVOR: Lavish, mouthwatering tannins mid-palate, complemented by black cherry, vanilla, and dark chocolate flavors with a long, lingering, toasty finish VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Petite Sirah 6% Petit Verdot 2% Merlot 2% Malbec AGING: 8 months in oak barrels; 35% new TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.74 ALCOHOL: 13.5%



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