2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon


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.

89 Points, Wine Advocate

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