Wine

2010

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford
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Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Profile

Spicy blackcurrant and black cherry coupled with toasty oak, dried herbs, cinnamon and clove, help to describe the nose of the 2010 Sycamore Vineyard. The wine has great depth of black fruits with a strong expression of sweet black cherry. There is a complexity in the nose that hints of tobacco and a briary thicket. This full bodied cabernet sauvignon has well integrated tannin which yields a very pleasant, fruitful finish.

Primary Vineyards

Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford Located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this bio-dynamically farmed vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard provides mountain fruit berries that are very small, yielding intensely extracted dark blackcurrant fruit and incredible depth of color and flavor.

Growing Season Notes

The cool wet winter continued into the spring, delaying bud break, flowering and fruit set by at least two weeks. The set was low, with a lower than average crop size in general. The summer temperatures were below normal as well, prolonging the growing cycle, delaying veraison and harvest. There was a two day heat spike in mid August that caused sunburnt damage which unfortunately cost us some of the fruit. The sunburnt fruit was separated on the vine or on the sorting table. The harvest was delayed, yet had plenty of time to achieve maturity before the rains arrived.

Vintage

2010

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

85.4 % Cabernet Sauvignon
6.5 % Merlot
6.1 % Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot

pH

3.64

Alcohol

14.50%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

Barrel aging, 28 months
92 % French Oak, 53 % new;
8 % American Oak, 6 % new World Cooperage, Marchive, Sylvain

2010

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford

Wine Profile

Spicy blackcurrant and black cherry coupled with toasty oak, dried herbs, cinnamon and clove, help to describe the nose of the 2010 Sycamore Vineyard. The wine has great depth of black fruits with a strong expression of sweet black cherry. There is a complexity in the nose that hints of tobacco and a briary thicket. This full bodied cabernet sauvignon has well integrated tannin which yields a very pleasant, fruitful finish.

Primary Vineyards

Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford Located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this bio-dynamically farmed vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard provides mountain fruit berries that are very small, yielding intensely extracted dark blackcurrant fruit and incredible depth of color and flavor.

Growing Season Notes

The cool wet winter continued into the spring, delaying bud break, flowering and fruit set by at least two weeks. The set was low, with a lower than average crop size in general. The summer temperatures were below normal as well, prolonging the growing cycle, delaying veraison and harvest. There was a two day heat spike in mid August that caused sunburnt damage which unfortunately cost us some of the fruit. The sunburnt fruit was separated on the vine or on the sorting table. The harvest was delayed, yet had plenty of time to achieve maturity before the rains arrived.

750 mL:
$185
Members: $148.00

Vintage

2010

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

85.4 % Cabernet Sauvignon
6.5 % Merlot
6.1 % Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot

pH

3.64

Alcohol

14.50%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

Barrel aging, 28 months
92 % French Oak, 53 % new;
8 % American Oak, 6 % new World Cooperage, Marchive, Sylvain

750 mL:
$185
Members: $148.00
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