2018 Spring Mountain District Cabernet
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District
Alcohol %

2018 Spring Mountain District Cabernet

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Properties: Wurtele, Bales Creek, Gantner
Appellation:  Spring Mountain District
Clonal Selections: 7,4,337,169,341
Yields: 2.5 tons/acre

Growing Season

2018 was a seamless season of heavenly hang time and phenomenal phenolic development
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of 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 uninterrupted by major 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 Date:  October 12, 2018
Harvest Brix: 26.0


Hand harvested, picked at night
Gently de-stemmed and whole berries transferred to stainless steel
Cold Soaked for 48 Hours
Inoculated with D254, D80 and D21 yeast and fermented for 18 days on skins
Free run juice drained from tank, settled for 24 hours, then racked to barrel
Aged 18 months in French Oak barrels, 40% new
Coopers—Nadalie, Orion, Gamba, Trueil
Composition—88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cab Franc, 4% Merlot, 4% Petite Sirah