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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Cabernet Sauvignon grows in the warm, inland Ukiah Valley near the Russian River. The cooling ocean fog is less common than in the Anderson Valley and the grapes ripen beautifully. We select gravelly and hillside soils for Cabernet; the vines struggle in these conditions resulting in low yields of grapes with exceptional flavor.
In 2015, a cool dry winter and warm summer resulted in a small concentrated crop of Cabernet Sauvignon. Each vineyard block was hand-picked at optimal ripeness, destemmed, and fermented in small batches. Upon completion of fermentation the grapes were pressed to a selection of oak barrels crafted by our favorite coopers where they matured for 16 months. Careful blending and minimal handling leads to this timeless classic from Mendocino County.
Enticing and inviting, our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon exudes greatness. Veering to the dark side of the Cabernet Sauvignon spectrum, you will find aromas and flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, chocolate, coffee, clove and forest floor. Sustained richness on the palate is held together with fine grain tannins and balanced acidity. At the dinner table, consider pairing with rib eye steaks, salami, salty cheeses, or dark chocolate.