95+ Points

(93-95) Points

Harvest Date September 24th

Growing Season A classic vintage with few seasonal extremes, set the stage for superior quality. An excellent bloom and set period were followed by a warm summer, lacking any significant heat spikes. Even ripening gave way to a marginally early harvest of up to a week; concluding with the last of the cabernet sauvignon being picked on October 22nd. The resulting wines boast site specificity, depth, and distinction.

Winemaking

• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
• Fermented in small, closed-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
• 6-day cold soak, 31 day total maceration
• Gentle pumpovers and délestage
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 100% new
• Coopers: Baron, Darnajou, Radoux, Taransaud
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Bottled unfined and unfiltered; June, 2016