Tasting Notes: The K-Block in the Wurtele Vineyard shows off its distinct personality with a bold structure, purple fruit, floral notes, and dark chocolate undertones.
2018 was a seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. Filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually minimal heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for us to allow our fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
Harvest Brix: 25.5-27.5
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 21 days on the skins
Free run juice drained from tank, settled for 24 hours then racked to barrel
Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, 66% new
Coopers: Nadalie, Orion and Ermitage
Bottled July 2020
75 cases produced
Composition-100% Cabernet Sauvignon