Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve2013


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.



Cellar Life


To the novice grape-grower 2013 seemed an unlikely year for stellar results, due to an early rainy pattern which finally broke at the beginning of August at which point the vineyard enjoyed cool temperatures and abundant sun through early October. It is because of years like this one that we never make predictions nor we lose hope too early but we diligently prepare our vineyards to take advantage of the last 60 days of the ripening season.The grapes were harvested at ideal balance of sugar and acidity and produced structured wines capable of long aging especially in the reserve selection and inevitably Octagon.

State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition, 2015 and 2016 Gold Medal
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, 0.63%

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