2019 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
The Scion is our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon - a classic Bordeaux blend, sourced from the 448-acre Young Estate.
79% CS, 13% PV, 4% ME, 4% CF
24 months in French Oak, 45% new
October 1- October 22, 2019
Our 2019 Scion is a gorgeous Bordeaux Blend with a full-bodied finish. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries and black fig, juicy plums, dried herbs, and cranberries with a small touch of cocoa, cigar and mint. Enjoy with grilled steak, short ribs, lasagna or a sausage, fontina, and fig pizza.
We handpicked 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.