Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Electric in color, this 100% Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon promises a classic Bordeaux-style experience. Dusty clove, floral tobacco, fresh licorice and violet gently layer this very approachable Cab. Light tannins from a softer punchdown regiment yet firm acidity will win the day at your dinner table. 20

Tasting Notes

Electric in color, this 100% Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon promises a classic Bordeaux-style experience. Dusty clove, floral tobacco, fresh licorice and violet gently layer this very approachable Cab. Light tannins from a softer punchdown regiment yet firm acidity will win the day at your dinner table. With only 15% new oak, this wine showcases balance and Cab's ability to be more reflective and elegant in nature.

Winemaker Notes

This is one of the few vineyards I don't farm myself, however I've worked with Rick Buchignani for 15 years and know he and I are on the same exact page in bringing the Cab fruit to the crushpad in optimal condition. We crushed the cold clusters and destemmed to open top 3/4 ton fermentors where the must was mixed/punched down three times daily for 12 days. We pressed off the totally dry must directly to barrel where the sediment on the valley of the barrel was stirred once daily for a month thereafter.

In the late Spring 2015, the wine was racked off its sediment and placed back in barrel until June 2016 where the wine was gently placed into a blending tank and bottled later that month.

Cooperage Notes

20 months in French Barrels, only 15% new oak.

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StyleBordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
PairingCreamy Mushroom over Chicken, pasta, smoked fish, red meat.
Alcohol13.30%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2016-06-20
DrinkableNow (really) till 2022
Harvest Date2014-09-17
Harvest Brix22.8°
ph Level3.45
Residual Sugardry