100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mayacamas Mountains.
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||Mayacamas Mountains / Sonoma County
||August 6, 2013
The Viluko Vineyards 2011 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon was made from a selection of 4- and 5-year old vines yielding less than 2 tons per acre. It is a smooth, seductive wine to be enjoyed now. The vineyard is planted to Clones 7, 8, 337, and 191 on a steep, gravelly hillside facing east by southeast, influenced by cool evening air from the Russian River. Most blocks are situated on 35% grade hillsides with elevation variances of 600 to 1100 feet above sea level.
The fruit was hand-harvested on October 27, destemmed and allowed to cold soak on skins for 4 days prior to a native yeast fermentation followed by twice daily pump overs twice for 44 days. The juice was pressed into French oak barrels, 25% new, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.