This bright, ripe structured Cabernet Sauvignon has length and integrity, introduced by its deep and intense red and purple hues. Blackberry and cassis combine with dark mocha, roasted coffee, toasted oak and dark molasses for a rich and velvety fusion of aromas. Dark blackberry and plum bring a heady flavor, along with notes of cassis, dusted terroir, espresso, brown sugar and highly toasted barrel.
The winter of early 2013 began with little rainfall, but precipitation improved in February and March. Spring was dry and warm, the best conditions to encourage vine growth. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer with temperatures that were warm but not extreme. With one rain event in September settling the dust, harvest took place under exceptional weather conditions that resulted in phenomenal ripening of the fruit. Harvested by hand in the cool morning hours, the grapes were brought to the winery where they were hand sorted. Warm fermentation temperatures along with gentle cap maceration helped achieve the desired color and structure for the wine before an extended maceration time on the skins.
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