2016 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark dusty ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of fine leather, cinnamon-dusted dried figs and dates, lemon custard, and blue fruit with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-length dark chocolate, pomegranate, and peppermint finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A youthful, cheerful and bright Cabernet with endless pairing possibilities
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made with organically grown grapes from Cooper-Garrod Vineyards in Saratoga.
The end-September harvest yielded balanced sugars and well-developed flavors. A six-day cold soak followed, at 40 degrees. We utilized a native fermentations, with a total maceration of 10 days. We did a light pressing with a hand-operated basket press.
This Cabernet was aged in French oak barrels for 27 months. It is unfiltered. Only 95 cases were produced.
Harvested Sept 30, 2016
TA 0.61 g/100ml
Residual sugar 0.04%.