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2019 Insomniac

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-purple in color with lifted aromatics of violets, cassis, black plum, cedar, exotic spices, and gravel. The wine is fabulously rich and concentrated on the palate, yet it maintains an aura of sophistication, finesse, and elegance. Rich, firm tannins and crisp acidity frame a stunning, multifaceted palate: layers of black plum, blackberry, cassis, violets, lead pencil, tar, mint, aged cigar tobacco, exotic spices, and gravel. The very long finish resonates with notes of cassis, aged cigar tobacco, exotic spices, and gravel. This would be absolutely perfect with any game dish or ribeye or backstrap. Properly cellared, this wine should reach maturity in 10-12 years will gracefully evolve for 20+ years.

 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot from Rivaura Estate Vineyard

 306 Cases Produced

 Technical Details

  • Alcohol 14.2%
  • pH 3.72
  • TA 6.1 g/L
  • Cold soak 155 hours
  • Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
  • Aged sur lie for 18 months in French Oak
  • Oak profile is 50% new French oak (Troncais) and 50% neutral French oak
  • Racked once prior to bottling
  • Unfined
  • Filtered via super-gentle crossflow technology