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1994

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 black currant and blackberry is laid in with nuances of tobacco, chocolate, cedar, clove 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 October 2

Growing Season Moderate production, outstanding growing season.

Winemaking

• hand-harvested grapes
• fermented in open-top stainless steel fermentors
• 5-day cold maceration, 30 days total maceration
• Fermentation indigenous yeast only
• Malo-lactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 20-months in 225L tight-grain French oak barrels, 50% new Taransaud
• Unblended, unfiltered; bottled August 1995