This Gold Collection Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the depth of flavor that our estate vineyards can produce. Two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon made from our benchland “Bloque Loco” block (clone 4) were selected for their rich body and concentrated dark fruit flavor. Two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon made from our mountaintop blocks (clones 6 and 8) were selected for their classic flavor and elegant structure. Small amounts of our mountaintop Cabernet Franc and hillside Malbec have been blended in to further complement this wine’s opulent layers of complexity and depth.
Harvest: October 11th to 17th, 2017
Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (75% new).
Bottling Date: June 17, 2019
Production: Cases Produced: 104
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Rich black currant, cherry and plum, hints of chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Elegant texture with a long finish of black cherry and dark plum
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: : 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
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