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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

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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: 778

Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon (Los Olivos Vineyard)

20% Merlot (8% Mesa Verde Vineyard & 12% Sanger Vineyard)

5% Syrah (Brander Vineyard)

Harvest Dates: Cabernet Sauvignon 9/29-10/18/16 Brix: 22.7-24.9 pH:3.41-3.79

Merlot: 9/18-9/23 Brix: 24.4-25.6 pH:3.44-3.50

Syrah: 9/9/16 Brix:25.0 pH:3.44

Winemaking: Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 9 different clones from the Brander property. Each was kept seperate while destemmed, and separetly fermented in small fermentors. The wine was then pressed into French oak barrels, of which was 25% new. The wine was then aged for 8 months before final blending.

Bottiling date: June 9th, 2016

Optimal drinking window: 2016-2020

 

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

Winemaking: Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 9 different clones from the Brander property. Each was kept seperate while destemmed, and separetly fermented in small fermentors. The wine was then pressed into French oak barrels, of which was 25% new. The wine was then aged for 8 months before final blending.

Bottiling date: June 9th, 2016

Optimal drinking window: 2016-2020