2014 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes used for our inaugural 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon were grown at premier vineyards in California’s North Coast appellation, an area that benefits from warm days and cool nights and helps grapes develop phenolic ripeness while maintaining a balanced acidity.
Vintage notes: Despite drought conditions in 2014, the summer weather was perfect. Outstanding fruit quality meant we were able to craft wines with a rich, dark color, intense aromas, and concentrated fruit character.
Tasting notes: Dusty black berry, black cherry and blueberry aromas with ripe black berry and sweet black cherry flavors. Well balanced with a supple body and finely structured tannins, finishing with a fresh burst of black cherry and berry.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 100% California North Coast
Harvest date: September 11th – October 8th, 2014
Harvest process: 100% night harvested by hand; sorted as both whole clusters and post de-stemmed berries
Fermentation: Small open-top stainless steel tank fermentation with gentle cap punch-downs for balanced extraction of flavor, color and tannins from the grapes
Barrel aging: 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels pH: 3.59
Total Acidity (TA): 0.63 g/100ml