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1992

Cabernet Sauvignon

Liparita Vineyard
Howell Mountain

Liparita’s Mt. Eden clone Cabernet vines produce remarkably small-clustered fruit with tiny, highly flavor-concentrated berries. The fruit’s classic core of cassis, black currant, and blackberry is laid in with sweet spice and vanilla contributed by new oak. Superbly rich on the palate, this finely-balanced wine complements a wide assortment of full-flavored pastas, meats and cheese dishes.

 

Harvest Date September 30

Growing Season Two "hot spells" following verasion advanced fruit maturation 10 days ahead of normal.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested grapes
• Fermented in open-top stainless steel fermentors
• 5-day cold maceration, 32 days total maceration
• Fermentation indigenous yeast only
• Malo-lactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 21-months in 225L tight-grain French oak barrels, 50% new Taransaud
• Unblended, unfiltered; bottled August 1994