2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon consists of 28% Clone 8, and 67% Clone 337 . Clone 8 is from the Smith Ranch (centrally located in Livermore Valley) farmed to reserve. Clone 337 is from the Thomson Ranch farmed to our specifications and located in the eastern foothills.
Deep purple velvet, completely opaque, is the best way to describe this wine. With classic aromas of cassis and pencil lead, there are additional notes of floral blueberries offset by manly cedar and just a faint tinge of that martini green olive. The wine presents modest acidity on the palate and red current flavors persist as a 60% semi-sweet chocolate emerges. Ultra smooth tannins with balanced alcohol are perceived as the wine finishes with plum fruit-leather and new oak.
Harvested on 10/20/13
3.87 pH, TA .67
Aged in 100% French Oak, 30% New and 70% used barrels. Blended with 5% Merlot
318 Cases Produced $38 per bottle
SILVER 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiton