2018 Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes

Dusty oak intermingles with black cherry and blackberry on the nose. Subtle red fruit and spice notes lead to a lingering herbal cherry finish.

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: CS1 & M1

Tons: Cabernet Sauvignon: 3.4; Merlot: 5.4

Yeast: Cabernet Sauvignon: BRL97 (two bins) & FX10 (one bin); Merlot: BRL97

Cold Soak: Cabernet Sauvignon: 4 days

Fermentation Duration: Cabernet Sauvignon: 8 days; Merlot: 6 days

Malolactic Fermentation: Cabernet Sauvignon: Omeaga; Merlot: Beta ML (in tank)

Oak Treatment: Cabernet Sauvignon: One older neutral French oak barrel, five 5th use French oak barrels, and two 4th use French oak barrel: Merlot: One neutral American oak barrel, six neutral French oak barrels, and eight 4-or-5th use French oak 225L barrels

Additional Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon: two punch downs per day

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

Brix at Harvest: 19

Alcohol: 11.9%

Residual Sugar: 0.1%

Acid: 5.3 g/L

pH: 4.15

Harvest Date: Cabernet Sauvignon: November  8, 2018; Merlot: October 25, 2018

Bottling Date: September 23, 2019

Cases Produced: 280

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon