2014 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2014 Mossback is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the famed Sweetwater Ranch in the Chalk Hill appellation.
Rich, round and dense with layered flavors of plum, blueberry and a good kiss of oak.
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The aromas of the 2014 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon are an enticing
mix of dusty berries, currants, leather and cigar box. The flavors are
revealed in layers of plum, blueberry and a good kiss of oak. Firm, full
tannins lead to a surprisingly silky finish. This is a rich, round, dense
Cabernet that will age gracefully for several years.
The cabernet sauvignon grapes were hand harvested in ½ ton bins
then destemmed and crushed into small stainless steel fermenters.
The must was chilled to 55 degrees for 24 hours for its “cold soak” to
enhance the berry aromas, and the juice was bled from the tank to
concentrate flavors. During fermentation, we pumped over the wine
twice a day to enhance color stability and aromas. 10% of the crushed
fruit was fermented in French oak barrels to further intensify color
and flavor. Both lots were pressed off at dryness then aged 22 months
in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. The final blend
contains 25% merlot to enhance smoothness and increase the
Rib eye steak or a peppercorn-crusted filet mignon.
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