2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest completed early in the Rogue Valley with Bordeaux varieties ripening quickly and being harvested in early October. Warm summer conditions resulted in another early and compact harvest in 2016. The wines produced in 2016 will be similar to those produced in the vintages of 2014 and 2015 in flavor an fruit characteristics.
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of a single lot. The fruit was harvested in early October from Stargazer Vineyard in Applegate Valley, on a steep, south-facing terraced hillside with fruit that is beautifully concentrated. The fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, and fermented whole berry in small open-top fermentation bins. The three-quarter ton bins are gently punched down for the duration of the 10 to 14-day fermentation. Once primary fermentation is complete, the wine is racked to French Oak barrels (25% once filled) for 18 months of barrel aging.