The growing season began with cold temperatures and snowfall in February and March. Bud break was right on time and bloom occurred a bit earlier than normal, on June 1st, thanks to some really nice weather in May.
Summertime temperatures were normal with plenty of heat units. In the second week of August, the weather became milder than normal and allowed us to have a fantastic fall with beautiful hanging time. Harvest started in mid-September and continued into early October. We got some frost the mid-October, but all of our grapes were picked by then. Characteristics of this vintage show wonderful acidity and impeccable balance.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon starts with inviting aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, ripe dark cherry, spice, dried herb, cedar, and loamy earth.
This expressive wine serves up flavors of dense blackberry, ripe plum, mineral and chocolate flavors that are both refined and focused. It has the structure to last through the next decade, with the plush elegance to enjoy it now.
100% French Oak; 55% New, 45% Neutral
Vineyards: 44% Seven Hills, 29% Pepper Bridge, 20% Octave, 7% Tom Waliser
June 23rd, 2021