Vineyard Notes:

The 2020 early growing season was near normal. Rainfall occurred mainly in early winter and early spring and seasonal totals were just below average. Vine growth and berry development was typical through spring. Summer brought unusual heatwaves which slowed berry development, keeping them small with a desirable skin to juice ratio. October was warm and dry, aiding in fruit maturity. Harvest was condensed as most Paso Robles Cabernet ripened at the same time with ideal color and flavors.

Winemaker Notes:

After harvest, vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless-steel tanks for 10- 14 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pump overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The lots were aged separately for 14 months in a combination 25% once used French Oak and 75% neutral French and American oak. The initial blend was assembled in early January 2022 and aged an additional three months in 100% new French Oak. The wine was racked only twice during its cellar life, with the final racking occurring just prior to bottling.

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Varietal

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Alcohol

    14.5%