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2016 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: ETWOVCS16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest Date
October 13, 2016
Acid
0.6 g/mL
pH
3.88
Aging
70% New Saury French oak, Medium Toast, +30% neutral French oak for 15 months.
Bottling Date
March 2, 2017
Alcohol %
14.7
Robert Parker
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
An opaque purple color, with a bright purple rim. The overly fragrant nose invites with cassis, warm baking spices, and espresso. The richness is echoed in the flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and spice expressions. The lush fruit-forward style is balanced by an even, silky finish with structure and form designed for aging. Enjoyable now and for years to come.
Vineyard Notes
The 2016 vintage on the farm started warm early and ended beautifully, especially for our later ripening red grapes. The cool fog of the morning frequently cleared to sunny skies early afternoon, accompanied by temperatures soaring into the high 90°s. As the sun set temperatures cooled off dramatically, dropping up to 40°F. These are the ideal conditions for creating greater depth of flavor in our Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot varietals. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested exclusively from our 43-year Old Vine block, planted in 1973 on St. George rootstock by Rodney Strong. With yields as low as 3 tons to the acre, the concentration of fruit flavors led to a wine of extreme richness and opulence.
Blend
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
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