12 Days of Wine: District 7 2018 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit from two estate vineyards in southern Monterey County. Our Hames Valley Vineyard is located near the border of San Luis Obispo County.

Sheltered from the afternoon winds, it possesses the largest diurnal temperature swings in the county. The combination of warm days, crisp nights and an incredibly long growing season makes this an ideal locale for big, tannic reds. Our San Lucas Vineyard is Monterey County’s
climatic tipping point for Bordeaux red varieties with days that are warm and sunny and nights that are cold and calm.

The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours based on ripeness, acidity, pH and seed color. In the winery, the fruit was sorted, crushed and fermented in small lots. Gentle handling and minimal intervention preserved the integrity of the variety and the character of th
individual sites.
Our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is wonderfully dark with aromas and flavors that include
blackberry, elderberry and black cherry, with hints of fresh tarragon, vanilla and toasty oak. It is
ripe, round and juicy with soft, integrated tannins and a lingering bright black fruit finish. This is
ideal with beef and game dishes but also vegetarian fare like mushroom risotto.



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