This Cabernet Sauvignon presents with deep and dark, purple hues. Aromas of black currant add a spicy background with anise, black pepper and dense blackberry. The flavors of ripe, mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon suggest boysenberry, dark chocolate, graphite and toasted oak. This is a highly structured wine with a polished finish.
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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