2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337 Estelle Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337
Estelle Los Olivos District AVA
Cabernet 26 months 25% new American Oak, 45% new French Oak & 30% Neutral French Oak.
Alcohol: 15.5% pH: 3.8
Titratable Acidity: 5.0 g/L
This is part of my Cabernet Project: boutique premium Cabernet. Estelle is now its own microAVA known as Los Olivos District. This project includes four Clones: 101, 341, 337 & 338. And, 5 different blocks of Cabernet: 8, 11-B, 13, 14 and 16.
Cabernet Clone 337 Block 8 is a steep sloped hillside with N to S vines the sunny side of the canopy faces the Ocean West.
Both wines were treated minimally due to the fantastic conditions at harvest. Crushed, de- stemmed and inoculated, the Must was fermented dry. The wine was placed in barrels and aged until blended.
Very intense dark inky purple color. The nose has a herbaceousness with a touch of Cassis. There are hints of fragrant roasted green peppers and Ortega chilis. On the mouth there is a velvety feel with flavors of boysenberry, Cassis liqueur with a strong tannic structure and vanilla spice. There are hints of Root Beer on the nose and the the length of the taste.
What to eat?
Steak. Braised beef or grilled.
We pair this wine with Tête de Moine in our tasting room. Check out our cheese pairing menu here