2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend Composition | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (clones 4,6 and 30)
Harvest Date | September 24, 30
Finished pH | 3.81
Finished TA | 5.9 g/L
Alcohol by volume |14.1%
Production | 132 cases
The 2021 growing season was blessed by late winter rains that replenished our soil moisture as the vines emerged from dormancy. A cold spring led to a slower start for the vines, but we avoided any frost danger. Summer growing conditions were exceptional, with consistent weather and blue skies ushering in a Goldilocks summer that was not too hot and not too cold. We are thrilled with the quality of the grapes from the outstanding 2021 vintage.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of clones 4, 6, and 30, which bring depth to the finished wine. In the winery we handle the fruit gently, destemming without crushing the berries. We adjust our cap management techniques—punchdowns and pumpovers—to get the desired structure and color without overextraction.
Bold, rich, compelling notes of blackberry, vanilla, clove, and allspice. Fine-grained tannins promise development of further complexity in the cellar, but this wine would be enjoyable now with a bistecca fiorentina or braised lamb shanks.This wine has the structure to further develop in your cellar for 10-15 years.
- Matt Reid, Winemaker