Octagon2013

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Octagon

A wine of highly distinctive character, achieved in blending estate-grown Bordeaux varietals, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and 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. But it is also the highest expression of our estate’s European derivation and inspiration; a wine of distinction and age worthiness in every incarnation.

 

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Octagon at the core

Year

2013

Cellar Life

20yrs

Early season raininess abated as August opened with cool temperatures and abundant sun, continuing through early October. These last 60 days of the ripening season gave us grapes of ideal balances of sugar and acidity, capable of long aging in all of the components of Octagon.

Beverage Testing Institute, 2016 Gold Medal, Cellar Selection, 96 points
Texas Sommeliers International, 2016 Gold Medal & The Award of Excellence
Critics Challenge International, 2016 Critics' Gold, 92 Points
Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association, 2016 Gold Medal
Sommelier Challenge International, 2016 Gold Medal, 92 Points
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2017 Gold Medal
Wine Spectator, 2016 Critics Choice Award
Wine Spectator, Thomas Matthews 91 Points
Fermentation 6-10 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 15 days
Composition Merlot 55%, Cabernet Franc 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%, Petit Verdot 17%
Aging 12 months French oak barriques, new 40%, used 60%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.54%

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