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2011 Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage   |  2013 2012 2011

Red in color with bright notes of dust and red cherries moving into notes of caramel, toasted coconut and graham cracker. The palate is bright with layers of flavor starting with red fruit, developing into espresso and toast, and finishing with bright cherry, inviting another sip. Winery Exclusive.

Description


HARVEST & WINEMAKING

This is the first year that the fruit for this wine has come from our newest estate Tonella in Rutherford. The vineyard has been replanted and this is only the second harvest ever off of the new plantings of 10 different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and two different clones of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested October 18 - 24 at 24.9 and 25.0 Brix. The Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec were harvested October 13 at 25.0 and 25.2 Brix. All of the fruit was picked by hand and then berry sorted before undergoing a 2-3 day cold soak. Each small lot was inoculated with one from an assortment of French yeast strains, with gentle pumpovers done 2-3 times per day. The wine was racked two times and aged in our underground cellar for 23 months before bottling in June 2013 and release in December 2014.

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Vintage 2011
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
86% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Cabernet Franc
4% Merlot
1% Malbec
1% Petit Verdot
Appellation Rutherford
Harvest Date October 2011
Acid 5.9 g/L
PH 3.66
Aging 22 months
Barrel Aging
22 Months
Bottling Date June 2013
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml