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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clifton Hill

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clifton Hill
Best of Class, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards

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SKU: 14CSCH
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Wahluke Slope
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.65
Aging
22 months in 75% new Sylvain French Oak
Residual Sugar
0.01%
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Warm black berry pie and plum nites are surrounded with spicy clove, black pepper and cherry tannins with a firm, warming finish.
Awards
Best of Class, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards
Winemaker Notes
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with the grower and visited the vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were hand-harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes. This single vineyard lot underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak before the tank was allowed to go through a native fermentation to dryness in about 21 days. Only the free run juice was collected and no press fraction was used in the making of this wine. The lots were then aged in Sylvain French oak for 22 months. For the first year this wine was stirred in barrel on its lees and racked when necessary to soften the tannins. After the first 12 months, the wine was racked off the lees for clarity before bottling.
Production
Cases Produced: 324