The bouquet invites with scents of fresh currants, ginger snap and sweet pipe tobacco. The wine is lively on the palate, with fresh flavors of currants and cherry, followed by black tea and minerals. The wine finishes as it begins, with fresh fruit and velvety tannin, sweet cocoa and baking spices. Decant this wine to enjoy it in its youth, but patience will be amply rewarded after five or more years in the cellar.
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||Mayacamas Mountains / Sonoma County
||June 22, 2015
Varietal Composition: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Malbec
Clonal Selection: Cabernet clones 7, 8, 337; Malbec clone 595
Harvest Date: Started October 10, 2013 and completed October 22, 2013
Our 2013 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon was made from a selection of six and seven year old vines yielding less than two tons per acre. The fruit was hand harvested on two days in October, and was selected from five vineyard blocks. After hand sorting clusters at the winery, the fruit was destemmed and allowed to soak on the skins for several days, cold, prior to a wild fermentation. The fermentation was pumped over twice daily, and allowed to macerate on the skins for an average of 37 days from crush to press. The wine was pressed into one year old French oak barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation. Aged for a total of 18 months before it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.