This wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the "Bloque Loco" block just to the west of our winery. The “Loco” spacing of the rows, alternating three and six feet apart causes the vines’ roots to compete, and results in richer denser flavors in the grapes.
Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Oct 11th, 2017
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 (50% new). Individual barrels were selected and blended for optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine.
Bottling Date: August 15, 2019
Production: Cases Produced: 191
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Rich aromas of dark plum and blackberry.
Palate: Very rich mouthfeel, concentrated dark fruit flavors of plum and blackberry.
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
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