2016 Fountaingrove District Cabernet Sauvignon
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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2016 Fountaingrove District Cabernet Sauvignon

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Properties: The vineyard is located about 1 mile from the Napa County line at 1800 feet elevation in the Mayacama mountain range.  Just west of the Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley
Appellation:   Fountaingrove District
Clonal  Selections: clone  7 Cabernet Sauvignon
Yields: 1.5-2 tons

Growing Season

Moderate temperatures in early summer set the stage for a great harvest in 2016.  The 2016 growing seasons was ideal in many ways and mother nature was a rock star.  There were many warm, dry days throughout allowing for exceptional phenolic maturity in the skins, seed and juice.  When we decided to pick, flavors were fully developed and the sugars were relatively low.  We feel that the 2016 wines from Fountaingrove District already have the backbone to age amazingly well.
Harvest Date:  October 16, 2016
Harvest Brix:  26.9°


Hand-harvested, picked at night
Gently de-stemmed and whole berries transferred to stainless steel
Cold soaked for 48 hours
Inoculated with D21 yeast and fermented for 28 days on the skins
Free run juice drained from tank, settled for 24 hours then racked to barrel
Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 66% new
Coopers: Nadalie Colbert 3 year aged medium plus
Bottled July 2018
72 cases produced
Composition-100% Cabernet Sauvignon