2020 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

New Release

2020 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
New Release
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/ 750 ml
SKU: RY20CSAV-750ml

Alexander Valley
82% CS, 10% MA, 6% ME & 2% PV
Oak aging
18 months in 100% French oak, 40% new
Alcohol %
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 sorted and 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. 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 drained and pressed from its skins, then 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. - Matt Michael, Winemaker
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with your favorite grilled meats, pasta, pizza or aged cheddar.