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2016 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


October 2020 Wine Club Selection


Winemaker's Notes

In 2005, parcels of our Windacre Vineyard were replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon. Clone 8, 412 and 4 were replanted on the site first planted back in 1890. This single vineyard now consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a little Petite Verdot. Farmed on the eastern side of the Russian River Valley allows for cool evenings and warm days with long hang-time on the vine.

Tasting Notes

Deep dark magenta purple with notes of cassis, blackberry, mocha and clove. Nicely layered with concentrated flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco, and chocolate. While very pleasing upon release, this fantastically vibrant and concentrated wine promises to richly reward after a few years of aging because of the superlative quality of the fruit and underlying tannins.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 14.9%
pH: 3.73
TA: 5.8 g/L
Barrel Program: 100% French oak, 30% new
Production: 250 cases

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2016 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon