This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense, riper fruit style that reflects the vintage. Aged in American oak to balance all of that fruit with a kind of a rugged spiciness. It's a stand-out rich, big, creamy, and intense Cab.
The grape clusters we de-stemmed but not crushed, to increase the percentage of whole berries sent to vertical and rotary fermenters. This allows us to better retain the grapes varietal essence and reduce the potential for bitter tannin extraction in the wine.
Once dry, the wine was transferred to small American oak barrels for over 23 months of aging. This wine completed Malolactic Fermentation and, to enhance bouquet, flavor, and body was not fined and only minimally filtered prior to bottling.