Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve2014

34.99

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Our rarest wine, the Reserve Cabernet will age at great length and respond to the highest demands for varietal expression. The wine is based on a grape selection identified by long experience as the finest for our growing region, and grown in specially selected small vineyard blocks. It is aged at least a full year in old and new French oak barriques crafted for us in Piemonte, Italy.

Year

2014

Cellar Life

15yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings which ultimately allowed us to harvest at optimal times. A signature of this vintage is that the reds bear a higher than average acidity, extravagant texture, fragrant aromatics - gifts of the cooler season.

Fermentation 5-7 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10-12 days
Aging 12 months new and used French oak barriques
Composition Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Petit Verdot 15%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.%
Residual Sugars, 0.3%
Total Acidity, 0.58%

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