2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown
Gold Medal from the Central Coast Wine Competition
As you enter onto our property, the Cabernet greets you on both sides of the driveway. We have two clones of Cabernet, 4 & 6. These are both very small-berry clones that offer great structure, depth and color. In 2016, we hand harvested the Cabernet on the morning of October 4th. After harvesting we hand sorted the fruit allowing only the best fruit to get into the fermenter. The wine then fermented for 10 days and after pressing went directly to new American oak barrels where it remained for 18 months of maturing. Prior to bottling, we incorporated 8% Petit Verdot that offered a smoothness on the palette. The Estate Cabernet was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is beautiful now but will continue to age gracefully for the next 5-8 years.