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2015 Old Vine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Old Vine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: ETWCABR15

Harvest Notes

2015 was another drought year and was not without its challenges. A cool wet May with intermittent rain caused shatter during flowering which produced a small fruit set. In addition, the yields were much lower than usual, barely 3 tons per acre which meant more concentrated fruit flavors. Fall produced more typical California coastal weather, with cool fog in the morning clearing to sunny skies by early afternoon with temperatures soaring up into the 90°s F and the quickly cooling off following sunset. This 40+ year old vine Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested last with the intention to make a riper, more fruit-forward style from Alexander Valley, the clusters were luscious bluish-black berries that had great concentration of flavors.

Tasting Notes

Our 2015 Old Vine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has an opaque dark purple color with a bright rim. Boysenberry, blackberry compote, cedar box and sweet baking spices aromas fill the very fragrant nose. The flavors are similar adding generous ripe blackberry and mocha impressions, creating a wine that is well balanced and full bodied, drinkable now but perfect for cellaring. The finish is luscious and lingering with warm blackberry pie and dark chocolate nuances. We recommend decanting this wine to enhance its inherent depth and complexity

Technical Notes 

AVA: Alexander Valley
Harvest date: October 12, 2015
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, Alcohol by Volume: 14.7%
TA: 0.62 g/mL
pH: 3.63
Barrels: 70% New Saury French oak, Medium Toast; 30% neutral French oak
Time in Barrel: 15 months
Bottling Date: March 20, 2017
Cases Produced: 321
 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Alcohol %
14.7
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