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

2018 Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vineyard Properties: Wurtele Vineyard

Appellation:   Spring Mountain District
Clonal Selections:   clone 7
Year planted: 1990
Yields: 2.5 tons per acre
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Growing Season: 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 early, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, minimal 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 Brix:   25.5-27.5

WinemakingHand-harvested, picked at night

Gently de-stemmed and whole berries transferred to stainless steel
Cold soaked for0 48 hours
Inoculated with D80 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 2020
225 cases produced
Composition-100% Cabernet Sauvignon