The 2016 vintage season came early in Sonoma County, with an early budbreak and unusually cool summer that allowed more hang time. In addition to being incredibly patient, we cut shoots on specific hillside blocks in late fall to impart a signature style of ripeness via desiccation. The result is a palate-filling roundness, richness and sweet viscosity that makes this Cabernet Sauvignon truly unique.
In 2016, we sourced our fruit from select, premier vineyards within Sonoma County. When blended, each terroir adds a unique layer of flavor and creates a memorable style. The 2016 vintage season was early in Sonoma County, producing typical yields of exceptional quality fruit. The season began with ample winter rain, warm spring temperatures, and an early summer. Throughout the growing season, we saw cool nights to balance the warm days, which allowed the grapes to ripen evenly and produce small berries in excellent condition. The resulting wines are showing beautiful structure, fresh fragrance and complex fruit characteristics.
Our 2016 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards yielded the unique fruit and spice nuances that we wanted to capture and express. Thus, individual lots were fermented and oak aged separately until we blended the following spring. One month before bottling a touch of Petite Sirah port, of which we craft only a few barrels, was added to drive the mouth coating depth and fullness of the wine.
- VARIETAL CONTENT:
- 86% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 10% Petite Sirah
- 2% Malbec
- 2% Petit Verdot
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.2%
- TITRATABLE ACIDITY: 0.57 g/ 100ml
- PH: 3.82