2016 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

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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
Alc.  14.7%
TA  0.61 g/100ml
Residual sugar  0.04%.