The grapes came from the first new plantings of our Tonella Vineyard. The Tonella estate vineyard in Rutherford is divided into 17 unique rootstock and clonal blocks, which are further divided in different sections depending on ripeness. The Cabernet franc was picked October 13, 2011, between 25 and 25.2 brix. The Cabernet sauvignon was picked October 18-24, 2011, between 24.5 and 25.0 brix. The fruit was cluster sorted before undergoing a two-day cold soak. After inoculation with a French yeast strain, the wine underwent small-batch fermentation, with gentle pumpovers 2-3 times each day. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, and was racked twice before bottling in June 2013. The wine aged in our cellar until its release in October 2015.
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|Varietal Composition||91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc|
|Harvest Date||October, 2011|
|Aging||22 months in oak|
|Barrel Aging||22 months in oak 67% new|
|Bottling Date||June 2013|