2013 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere, Chalk Hill AVA
This 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Carmenere captures the best of each variety and also shows how they complement each other beautifully. The combination of the two varietals produces a wine with aromas of plum, blackberry jam, Turkish figs, black olives, and roasted meat. This wine is big with bold tannins and flavors of blackberries, chocolate, vanilla and dusty undertones. A truly delicious treat!
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Carmenere
October 19 & 25, 2013
25.5° Avg Brix at harvest
21 months in 100% French oak, 70% new
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers; 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
August 20, 2015
Our Estate West vineyard is a spectacular site with a warm south-facing slope perfect for growing red Bordeaux varieties. The rocky, porous volcanic soil challenges the vines. Yields are low, and the grapes are incredibly dark and flavorful. Cabernet Sauvignon thrives here. Our two acres of Carmenere were originally planted as an experiment, but it has become a key player in some of our blends.