Varietal Composition: 100% Cab Sauvignon
The Vineyard: This wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the “Bloque Loco” block just to the west of our winery. The “Loco” spacing of the rows, alternating three and six feet apart causes the vines’ roots to compete, and results in richer denser flavors in the grapes.
Vintage: Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Oct 14th, 2013 Average brix: 27.7 pH: 3.71 TA: 0.63 g/100ml
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 22 months in French oak barrels (50% new). Six individual barrels were selected and blended for optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Rich aromas of dark plum and blackberry.
Palate: Very rich mouthfeel, concentrated dark fruit flavors of plum and blackberry.
Bottling Date: August 18, 2015 Cases Produced: 128
Final Technical Info: pH: 3.98 TA: 0.56 g/100ml Alc: 15.8%