2018
Family Classic

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

This beautiful wine is a blend of three vineyards in the north coast with the majority of the fruit harvested from the prestigious Red Hills appellation of Lake County which is located on the northern edge of the Mayacamas Range. With elevations ranging from 1,350 to 2,600 feet, the grapes are grown in mountain climate conditions allowing for good acid retention during ripening. The wine was fermented in small stainless-steel tanks and pressed off at dryness capturing the freshness and vibrancy of the wine.

This wine is also available by the case as part of our Custom Label program

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

This wine opens with alluring aromas of dark plums and blackberry that are complimented by notes of earthiness. 

Palate: 

Vibrant flavors of black cherry and baked berry cobbler are balanced with a hint of all spice and nutmeg. This is a soft and approachable wine with a plush mid-palate and a lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season that began in late February followed by a mild Spring yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained moderate to cool throughout the season with 2018 being considered one of the coolest vintages of the past decade. The cooler temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime resulting in an even and temperate harvest.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: North Coast
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by vol.
  • pH: 3.82
  • TA: 5.8g/L
  • Case production: 952
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised short ribs
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses such as Cheddar or Parmesan
SKU:
RFCSF183H
$28