2010 Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Split Rock release is a balanced yet well-structured wine made for earlier consumption than our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Its bouquet overflows with molasses, red currant, cherries and licorice. The wine is lively on the palate, with fresh flavors of currants and cherry, followed by black tea, mint and pomegranate liqueur. The wine finishes as it begins, with fresh fruit and velvety tannin, sweet cocoa and baking spices.
The fruit was hand-harvested on a single day in October, destemmed and allowed to soak on the skins for 4 days cold prior to a wild fermentation. The fermentation was pumped over twice daily and allowed to macerate on the skins for a total of 47 days from crush to press. The wine was pressed into French oak barrels, 50% new, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 18 months before it was bottled without fining or filtering.
Hearty meals that rely on wines with superior balance and firm acidity will find their match here. Conservative pairings would be polenta, rosemary and paella. Bolder entrees such as truffles, saffron or mussels would be equally as rewarding.
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||18 months in 50% new French oak