This wine is made from the elegantly flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the red volcanic soil of our Mountain Ranch, located at the top of Bradford Mountain.
Our Mountain Ranch vineyard is at the very top of Bradford Mountain. This vineyard’s volcanic red soils combine with the mountain-top micro-climate to yield especially elegant wines with richly structured fruit flavors. The block of clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon grown here is blended with a small amount of Cabernet Franc from the adjacent mountain-top block.
Harvest: Oct 7th(CS) and 3rd (CF), 2016
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: The wine was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (60% new). Barrels were individually selected for the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this blend.
Bottling Date: August 17, 2018
Production: 133 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Rich, concentrated aromas of black currant, plum
Palate: Richly textured layers of dark plum, black currant, and black cherry
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Estate - Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.68 g/100ml
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