2018 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold, 93pts., Wine Enthusiast

2018 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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/ 750 ml
SKU: RY18CSSC-750ml

The 2018 vintage of Scion marks the 21st anniversary of the first red wine that the Young family produced when they started bottling their own wine back in 1997.  The family selected the name Scion because of its dual meaning – a family descendant and the young shoot grafted on to a vine.

Appellation
Alexander Valley
Varietal
79% CS, 13% PV, 6% ME, 2% CF
Oak aging
24 months in French Oak, 45% new
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine Enthusiast
93
Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Scion is a beautifully structured Bordeaux Blend with a full-bodied finish. Aromas and opulent flavors of ripe blackberries, currant, savory umami, fresh tobacco leaf, clove, and cocoa powder. This 2018 vintage has tiers of black and red fruits with layered tannins and will only improve with age.
Winemaker 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.