2015 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: RY15CSSC-750ml

Winemaking Notes

We handpicked all our Cabernet Sauvignon early in the morning while temperatures were chilly. The whole clusters were delivered to the winery in small bins. The fruit was gently destemmed from the rachis (stems) then moved to stainless steel tanks and open top tanks for fermentation. After three days of cold soaking, fermentation was initiated with a hand-selected yeast that complemented our fruit and the fermenting juice was pumped over the fermenting skins 2-3 times daily for color and tannin extraction. When primary fermentation completed, the new wine was pressed from its skins and pumped to a fresh tank. Once settled in tank, the new wine was racked off its sediment to barrels and secondary fermentation began. Malolactic fermentation was completed in barrel which helped soften the wine. Aged on light sur lie, in 100% French oak, for 24 months, the resulting wine was racked from barrels to tanks for the final blend assemblage then held until bottled.

Tasting Notes

Aromatics:                Currants, dried plum, mission figs, with a touch mint and dusty tobacco leaf. 

Body/Texture:           Rich, full and voluminous.

Flavor Profile:           Juicy plums, fig preserves, dried herbs, with an inkling of persimmon and                                            dusty cocoa.

Technical Data

Alexander Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak aging
24 months in 100% new French oak
October 20, 2015
August 5, 2018
Alcohol %
547 cases