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2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-purple color with impeccable balance, exceptional complexity, and a fine, long finish. Well delineated notes of black cherry, cassis, graphite, tar, satsuma peel, espresso, nutmeg, and dried herbs on the bouquet. The palate offers a significant core of fruit with notes of cassis, blackberry, black cherry, espresso, gravel, vanilla, anise, allspice, incense, and cigar tobacco. The very long vibrant finish has notes of cassis, thyme, leather, and cigar tobacco. Substantial tannins with a slight firmness that will require some patience. This is a classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon that hits all the markers for a great, cellar worthy. It should reach maturity in 8-10 years and gracefully evolve for 20+ years.

 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rivaura Estate Vineyard

 127 Cases Produced

 Technical Details

  • Alcohol 14.3%
  • pH 3.68
  • TA 6.1 g/L
  • Cold soak 147 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