Yield: 1.7 tons per acre
Harvest: September 11th-29th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.9 Brix, 3.4 pH, 6.3 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French 50%; American 50% – 100% new; aged 24 months in barrel
Bottling: August 2006; no fining or filtration
Release Date: Fall 2007
A small harvest of miniature berries was what the vineyards gave us in 2004. Wine enthusiasts often ask and wonder about the art of winemaking. What I often wonder about is the art of resilience; the challenge of transforming carefully tended fruit into profound bottles given the wildly changing nature of the vintage.
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon presents a beautiful balance with typical Bordeaux-like character. Abundant earth with pointed aromas emphasizing blackberry and cassis, this wine is elegant on the palate with a forward finish of well-defined currant, herb, and cedar.