2015 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
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90 POINTS and BEST BUY- Wine & Spirits June 2017
95 POINTS and GOLD- California State Fair 2017
The aromas of the 2015 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon are an enticing mix of dusty berries, currants, leather and cigar box. The lush mouthfeel reveals layered flavors of cassis, black licorice and vanilla. The firm, full tannins lead to a 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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