Octagon2017

65.00

Octagon

A wine of highly distinctive character, achieved in blending estate-grown Bordeaux varietals, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Petit Verdot, Octagon’s great prestige rests further on its being created only in fine vintages, and with the most astute selection from the harvest. This is the highest expression of our estate’s European derivation and inspiration, crafted to be a wine of distinctive character and age worthiness in every incarnation.

 

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Octagon at the core

Year

2017

Cellar Life

20yrs

We were fortunate to enjoy an excellent to outstanding growing season in 2017. The season started with an early bud-break followed by ideal gentle Spring rains, which supported good bloom for the clusters. The early Summer was warm, never becoming hot, and the grapes ripened with good speed. We started harvesting in perfect conditions with Moscato on August 8th, and finished with Goodlow Mountain's Cabernet Sauvignon on October 8th. All varietals showed great character, making this harvest reminiscent in style of 2007 and 2014, and among the best we have experienced.

Virginia Governor's Cup Competition 2020 Gold Medal
Virginia Governor's Cup Competition 2021 Gold Medal
James Suckling.com 94 Points
Fermentation 6-10 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 15 days
Composition Merlot 62%, Cabernet Franc 31%, Petit Verdot 7%
Aging 12 months French oak barriques, new 40%, used 60%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.2%
Total Acidity, 0.53%

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