2013 K Block Cabernet
Vintage: An early start to the growing season was followed by a very cool summer. Temperatures remained cool which led to slow and steady flavor development. To compensate for the cool year, leaf pulling was implemented across the fruit zone to increase sunlight to the berries. Several weeks of warm temperatures in September and October brought ideal ripening temperatures. Fruit in the vineyards showed good flavors and balanced acidity all with lower sugars
Vineyard: The Wurtele Vineyard (pronounced wer-tul), planted in the early 1990’s, is comprised of 35 acres planted to 100% clone 7 cabernet sauvignon, ranging in elevations from 600 feet to nearly 1,000 feet with 360 degrees of sun exposure and rocky, well-drained soils consisting primarily of volcanic and sedimentary. The K block is located at 875 feet on a western facing slope. The Aiken Series red volcanic clay soils are full of large rocks that keep the soil temperatures warm long after the sun has gone down.
Tasting: black currant, plum with candied cassis with cocoa, sage and loamy earth on the aromas. Rich coating tannins with velvety layers of bright fruit and toasty oak.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
22 months in French
oak - 40% new
Aging: 2016 - 2024