30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sourced from over 40-year old vines surrounding Paniza, the grapes are 100% hand-harvested. After destemming and crushing the grapes have a 2-3 day maceration at a temperature of 41-46°F, prior to fermentation with multiple, daily pump-overs. After the initial fermentation the free-run juice is devatted and transferred to new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, then decanted and allowed to mature for 18 months. After coupage the wine is filtered, clarified and bottled; it ages an additional 18 months prior to release from the winery. Notes: Ripe cherry color with deep tones. Reveals intense aromas of wild berries, delicate herbs and nuts wrapped in subtle balsamic notes. Shows excellent integration between the wood, toast, vanilla and chocolate nuances. Elegant and balanced to taste, it bursts open in the mouth with great structure and full body.