While the Brander Vineyard has long been renowed for our SauvignonBlancs, we are also very proud of our distinctive, classicly Bordeaux-styled Cabernets. This 2016 vinatge offers gorgeous, pure fruit and presents an attracitve, translucent dark ruby in the glass. A nose of ripe strawberry, cherry and raspberries with a soft velvetly finish.
Cases Produced: 1200
Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon (Los Olivos Vineyard) 8% Merlot (Buttonwood Vineyard)
Harvest Dates: Cabernet Sauvignon: 9/22-10/12/16 Brix: 25.6-26.7; pH:3.39-3.50
e while destemmed Merlot: 9/18-9/23/16 Brix:24.4-25.6; pH:3.44-3.50 10/4/16 Brix:24.3; pH:3.30
Winemaking: The 2016 Cabernet is comprised of 9 different clones from the property. Each was kept seperate while being destemmed and kept separately during fermentation. The wine was then pressed into French oak barrels, 20% new.
Bottiling date: April-June 2017
Optimal drinking window: 2017-2023