2011 Yverdon Cabernet 750
A wet spring continued with rainfall into mid-June
that delayed bloom and then set the stage for a long,
cooler-than-average season. With a few high heat
events occurring during August the growers managed
to open vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and
good air circulation around the grape clusters.
While quantity was low, the fruit this year will make
for well-balanced wines with good intensity, structure
and texture with a brightness of flavor.
The Yverdon Vineyard Cabernet is sourced from a 25
acres property that is located at 2,000 feet on Spring
Mountain. The property which was originally planted
back in the late 1960’s as the Yverdon Winery. The
property sits at the highest elevations in the Spring
Mountain District and experiences warm mornings
due to being above the fog and cooler afternoon
temperatures due to the elevation. The mixture of
rootstocks and clones paired with the many microclimates
on the estate produce grapes that show the
elegance and intensity that can be achieved at the
highest elevations in the district.
Rich dark chocolate, cedar, earth and tobacco aromas
with bright cherry and red currant fruits. Bright,
forward tannins with a rounded soft mid-palate,
finishes with an elegant caramel toast.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
22 months in barrel
100% French oak - 50% new