2015 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
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2015 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark crimson appearance with a bright red rim. Cassis, blackberry, pomegranate, and caramel on the nose. On the palate, ripe blackberry and lush pomegranate. Well balanced, medium-full body, long lingering finish.

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2015 was another drought year and was not without its challenges. A cool wet May with intermittent rain caused shatter during flowering which produced a small fruit set. In addition, the yields were much lower than usual, barely 3 tons per acre which meant more concentrated fruit flavors. Fall produced more typical California coastal weather, with cool fog in the morning clearing to sunny skies by early afternoon with temperatures soaring up into the 90°s F and the quickly cooling off following sunset. This often meant temperature swings of up to 50° F, which is preferable for Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, etc. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested last with the intention to make a riper, more fruit-forward style from Alexander Valley, but with added leafiness and complexity by incorporating Merlot and Cabernet Franc into the blend. The clusters were luscious bluish-black berries that had great concentration of flavors.

Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright dark crimson color with a bright red rim. Cassis, blackberry, pomegranate, and caramel aromas fill the very fragrant nose. The flavors are similar with ripe blackberry and lush pomegranate impressions, and the wine is well balanced and medium-full in body. The finish is medium long revealing cranberry and caramel impressions.

AVA: Alexander Valley
Harvest Date: October 12, 2015
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
Alcohol by Volume: 14.7%
TA: 0.62 g/mL
pH: 3.63
Barrels: 70% New Saury French oak, 30% one Fr. oak
Time in Barrel: 15 months
Bottling Date: March 20, 2017
Cases Produced: 321