"Our organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon has a brilliant red hue. Silky and supple cherries and fresh wild berries weave together with soft dry tannin for a balanced finish."John Allbaugh, Winemaker
Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are organically grown and farmed on Mendocino County vineyards by the Barra family who've been devoted to organic farming long before it was fashionable. Organic farming requires a commitment to a method of farming that eliminates dependence on chemical fertilizers and toxic fungicides and insecticides in favor of natural practices that protect the health and safety of our farm workers, create a thriving wildlife habitat, result in clean run-off and healthier soils for our future. Even better, these practices result in delicious wine. The grapes are certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers; one of the most consumer recognized and trusted seals in the organic marketplace.
The 2009 growing season was fairly consistent with early rain and hot temperatures late in the year. This growing climate allowed the fruit to ripen slowly and have above average quality. The end result was fruit with intense flavors and a harvest that could only be described as optimal.
Fermentation & Aging
Individual lots of fruit were harvested separately. The grapes underwent gentle de-stemming and crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries that engender explosive fruit character of the wine. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks with select yeasts. The wine was pumped-over twice daily and the temperature was controlled to an optimum 85°F to extract optimum color and flavor.
- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
- 0.56 g/L
- October 2010