2020 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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2020 Scion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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/ 750 ml
SKU: RY20CSSC-750ml

The Scion is our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon - a classic Bordeaux blend, sourced from the 448-acre Young Estate.

Alexander Valley
87% CS, 6% ME, 3% CF, 3% MA, 1% PV
Oak aging
24 months in 43% New French Oak; balancing out with 1–4-year old barrels
October 6 – 18, 2020
Alcohol %
50 barrels
Tasting Notes
Our 2020 Scion has aromas of currants, black cherries, vanilla, and baker’s chocolate. The body is full, with beautiful acids and an elegant finish. Flavors of purple plums, currants, raspberries, dark cocoa with a touch of rich bourbon vanilla, sweet tobacco, and hints of red pepper jam and cloves. Serve with a grilled New York steak, sauteed mushrooms and au gratin potatoes, pasta Bolognese, sausage pizza or a juicy hamburger.
Winemaker Notes
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.