2015 Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2015
Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford

Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon
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2015
Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford

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This opaque dark ruby wine has aromas of black currant and blueberry, with nuances of blackberry jam on toast, dark chocolate truffle and forest floor. The oak adds the right amount of complexity with aromatic cedar, cinnamon and clove. The wine has great depth of black fruit flavor, with a strong expression of sweet black cherry and dark plum. There is a complexity in the nose that hints of tobacco, Mexican spice and a briary thicket. This full-bodied cabernet sauvignon has expressive tannin, and, with good acidity, shows great aging potential.

Details

Set against the Mayacamas Range, this cooler-climate vineyard is dry-farmed with stringent biodynamic protocols. This natural, sustainable ecosystem produces mountain fruit berries that are very small and yield intense depth of color and black currant flavor.

Vintage 2015
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date Sept. 8-13
Acid 0.65g/100ml
pH 3.65
Aging Barrel aging, 27.5 months
Bottling Date March 2018
Alcohol % 14.5%

Set against the Mayacamas Range, this cooler-climate vineyard is dry-farmed with stringent biodynamic protocols. This natural, sustainable ecosystem produces mountain fruit berries that are very small and yield intense depth of color and black currant flavor.

Vineyard Notes

Sycamore Vineyard – Rutherford (100%): Rutherford is a 24-acre vineyard located about 1.2 miles south of Bosché Vineyard, right up against the Mayacamas Range. The sloping rich clay loam soils were formed by alluvial deposits. Sycamore Vineyard produces small berries reminiscent of mountain fruit, with intense color and flavor.


Production Notes

The 2015 winter was one of the driest on record for the Napa Valley. The region received 75% of normal precipitation. The relatively dry, warm winter promoted early bud break, and a cool spring supported a long flowering period. The balance of the season was moderate to warm, the crop was light, with small clusters and small concentrated berries, and the fruit ripened about two weeks early on average. A moderate harvest gave way to a warm spell that completed the ripening process a bit early.

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