2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Star Springs Ranch
Star Springs Ranch
Vineyard: Star Springs Ranch (formerly Ellis Alden Vineyard) sits at an elevation of 1700 feet along the sun-drenched western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Alexander Valley. Isolated within a sprawling 4,000 acre ranch, the 200 acres of vines enjoy a pristine growing environment, above the fog line and sheltered from wind, frost, and negative pathogens. Our Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a prime hillside spot on the North Knoll with southern exposure that packs the grapes with powerful structure and expressive flavors.
Vintage: 2019 info
Winemaking: Our Cabernet Sauvignon from Star Springs Ranch was destemmed into one open-top tank, where it cold-soaked for several days before fermentation started spontaneously with wild yeast. Fermentation was aided only by a bit of heat and daily pump-overs for two weeks before pressing. The wine aged for 24 months in 75% new French oak barrels and was bottled unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Thick in berry and vanilla, this is an earthy vineyard-specific wine, robust in tannin and oaky shadows. Richly decadent, it has acidity that keeps it in check and makes it delicious now, though it could stand some cellaring. Enjoy 2023 through 2035.
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