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Release Date: Fall 1995
The approach to our Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is essentially the same as with our regular estate bottled Cabernet only the vines are twenty years older. Harvest commences when the berries take on that deeply fruited flavor that reflects full ripeness. Harvested by hand, crushed a mere stone’s throw away at our cave, this wine was fermented slowly in shallow bins for two weeks then pressed into new “chateau” barrels from France. The vintage spends two years in the barrel, maturing and developing its unique personality along the way. The intensity of the vintage is dependent upon a moderate crop level and on beautiful, uninterrupted autumn weather. 1992 was such a year, producing great Cabernet in California.
This is truly a mountain wine with intense color, briar-currant and sweet oak in the nose, ripe black fruits on the palate, and a long resonant aftertaste as only the old vines can produce; it is brooding yet eminently satisfying.