2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

$38.00

Tasting Notes

Intense blackcurrant opens into freshly crushed herbs and new leather on the nose. Black cherry and black pepper flit among firm tannins on the palate, and extend into a long blackberry jam finish.

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: 96% CS1; 4% M1

Tons: 3.1 Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.23 Merlot

Yeast: Cabernet Sauvignon: D254, RC212, or BRL97; Merlot: BRL97

Cold Soak: Cabernet Sauvignon: 3 days; Merlot: no

Fermentation Duration: Cabernet Sauvignon: 13 days, 2-3 punchdowns each day; Merlot: 9 days, 2 pumpovers each day

Malolactic Fermentation: Cabernet Sauvignon: Chris Hansen ML culture, ~2 months; Merlot: Lallemand beta ML culture, 3 months

Oak Treatment: Cabernet Sauvignon: 5 older oak French barres, 2 3rd-use oak French barrels. Merlot: 6 older oak French or American barrels, 12 3rd or 4th-use oak French barrels.

Additional NotesWine rested in barrel for ~8 months.

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot

Brix at Harvest: 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 Merlot

Alcohol: 13.5%

Residual Sugar: 0.2%

Acid: 6 g/L

pH: 3.71

Harvest Date: November 11, 2017

Bottling Date: August 9, 2018

Cases Produced: 190

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon