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Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes: This rich and spicy Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of a number of different cl...Read more...
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Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes: This rich and spicy Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of a number of different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The grapes where harvested from the San Antonio Appellation, which lies within the foothills that lead up to the Santa Lucia mountains. The different clones, clone 4, 337 where blended together with the Cabernet Franc after fermentation in small open top fermenters. This wine was then barrel aged for over 24 months in French and American oak barrels. This extended period in barrel allowed the individual characteristics to age in harmony. Winemakers Notes: On the day of harvest the grapes were picked early in the morning and then destemmed into small open top fermenters. Before fermentation, the grapes were “cold soaked” just below the temperature where yeast become active to allow for enhanced concentration of water-soluble compounds. The grapes were then slowly fermented with native and ICV-GRE yeast for a period of 14 days where multiple sets of hand punch downs mixed the must and controlled fermentation temperature. The free run was then drained into French and American oak barrels and the must was pressed into barrel. The wine then completed secondary fermentation in barrel then allowed to age for 24 months before bottling unfiltered. By the numbers: Number of cases produced: 165 Oak: 24 months Francois Freres and Barrel Associates Yeast: BM45 & BDX Bottled: Non-filtered Varietal Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc Harvest Date: September 15, 2004 Harvest Brix: 25 Total Acidity: 0.593 grams/100ml pH: 3.80 Finished Alcohol: 15.2 %
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