To create each Platinum Collection wine we start in our vineyard by selecting individual rows of vines which consistently produce the finest grapes. These vines receive meticulous care at every stage from pruning to harvest. The same precise care is given to each wine during fermentation, aging and blending to procude the absolutre best expression of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine has black cherry, blackberry, and sweet tobacco aromas, densely structured tannins, and an opulent dark fruit finish.
This PLATINUM COLLECTION Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the depth of flavor that our estate vineyards can produce. Eight barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon were selected from our best areas of our benchland and mountaintop blocks for optimum flavor expression. A small amount of our mountaintop Cabernet Franc and hillside Petit Verdot adds layers of richness and depth to this wine.
Harvest: October 3rd to 7th, 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: Aged for 22 months in finest “tight-grain” French oak barrels (50% new).
Bottling Date: August 17, 2018
Production: 219 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Rich aromas of blackberry, cassis, and plum, hints of peppery spice
Palate: Elegant structure, rich mouthfeel, long finish of dark fruit
Wine Type: Platinum Collection Estate Red
Varietal: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.64 g/100ml
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