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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Gloeckner-Turner Ranch, Rockpile


GOLD - San Francisco International Wine Competition
GOLD - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Compeition

Winemaker's Notes

The Gloeckner-Turner vineyard is located at 1,300 feet, high above Lake Sonoma. Winemakers consider this Rockpile AVA to be the perfect area for growing sturdy reds, and are in high demand as there are only a dozen growers in this region.

The combination of elevation requirements, extreme terrain and a unique climate, results in clusters with small berries and more intense fruit. Aged 22 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined. 221 cases produced.

Tasting Notes

This wine has most beautiful deep dark red purple color. Rich, round mouth feel that evolves from deep dark blackcurrant, to blackberry, and finishing with chocolate covered cherries. With bright acidity and firm young tannins this wine drinks well now but will pay dividends with patience.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Caberent Sauvignon
Appellation: Rockpile
Alcohol: 14.8%
pH: 3.65
TA: 6.64
Barrel Program: Aged 22 months 75% F rench oak: Fauquet, Ermitage and Gamba
Production: 221 cases

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Gloeckner-Turner Ranch, Rockpile