90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
24 months in French oak
October 21, 2016
Our 1st vintage in honor of Robert Young’s father, Silas. This is the best of the best of our Cabernets with 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Petit Verdot for added complexity. Aromas of rich cocoa, blackberry, boysenberry and a touch of currant and fresh figs. The flavors echo the aromas with additions of juicy plums and a delicate touch of mint. A plush full-bodied cabernet that is beautifully balanced, deep, and lingering. Just about perfect from beginning to end.
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 for fermentation. After 4 days of cold soaking, we initiated fermentation. Once primary fermentation was completed, the new wine was drained and pressed from its skins and pumped to a fresh tank. After the wine had settled in tank, the new wine was pumped 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% brand new French oak for 24 months the resulting wine was racked from barrels to tanks for the final blend assemblage then held until bottled.