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.
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 our estate.
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. For this wine, our Mountain Ranch Clone 8 and clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with small amounts of our Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Oct 17th, 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 20 months in French oak barrels (60% new). Barrels were individually selected for the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this blend.
Bottling Date: June 17, 2019
Production: 193 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aroma s: Ric h, concentrated aromas of black currant, plum
Palate: Richly textured layers of dark plum, black currant, and black cherry
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Estate - Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.60 g/100ml
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