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2015 Gloeckner-Turner Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile


Best of Rockpile AVA - 2019 Harvest Challenge
Double Gold 96 Points - 2019 Harvest Challenge
90 Points - James Suckling
88 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Silver - 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze - 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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 24 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting Notes

Deep red and purple hues with notes of dark berries and tobacco. Rich and round with hints of black current, blackberry, vanilla and nutmeg. Earthy and chewing lingering finish.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rockpile
Alcohol: 14.70%
pH: 3.61
TA: 6.34 g/L
Barrel Program: 100% French Oak, 60% new
Production: 7 Barrels

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2015 Gloeckner-Turner Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon