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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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Tasting Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

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 velvety structure.

Pairings

Rib eye steak or a peppercorn-crusted filet mignon.
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
75% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Merlot
Appellation Chalk Hill
Acid .6
PH 3.6
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml