While The Brander Vinieyard has long been renowned for our Sauvignon Blancs, we are also very proud of our distinctive, classically Bordeaux-styled Cabernets. This 2014 vintage offers gorgeous, pure fruit and presents an attractive, translucent dark ruby in the glass. A nose of creme de cassis, dried sour cherry, and Madagascar vanilla bean leads into a beautifully delineated palate. Pair with a garlic-rubbed filet with fingering potatoes, a grilled root-vegetable potatoe with feta and rosemary.
Cases Produced: 735
Vineyard Sources: 100% Estate, Los Olivos Vineyard
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Dates: September 18th - October 11th, 2013
Winemaking: The estate grapes were 100% destemmed, separately fermented in small fermentors. The wine was then pressed into 100% French oak barrels (23% new) where it was aged for 10 months before final blending.
Chemistry at harvest: Average Brix= 24.2
Average pH= 3.65
Chemistry at bottling: Alcohol= 13.97
Bottling Date: October 1st, 2014
Optimal drinking window: 2015- 2021