We hand sorted our grapes both prior to and after de-stemming, and following a four day whole berry maceration and cold soak, we began primary fermentation. After nearly three weeks, the wine was gently pressed-off and racked to 80% new Darnajou and Ermitagee 36 month-aged tight grain French Oak barrels to complete a slow secondary fermentation for another few months. As with all our cabernets, it will be bottle aged for around 24 months before its release.
94 – “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard is a rich, heady wine.Effusive aromatics and exuberant fruit give the 2018 so much immediacy and charm. Inky red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice meld together effortlessly. This seamless, opulent St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well right out of the gate and drink well for another 10-15 years, maybe more.” – Anthony Galloni, Vinous Media
93 - "Lots of cassis, tobacco, lead pencil, and plum notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, a medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced Cabernet that has notable purity of fruit, some background oak, and outstanding length. It's going to evolve for 10-15 years.”– Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com