2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 338 Estelle Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 338
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 338
Cabernet Estelle Los Olivos District AVA
Cabernet 26 months 25% new American Oak, 45% new French Oak & 30% Neutral French Oak.
Alcohol: 13.3 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.
Cassis, brown spice, blackberries, subtle cedar and brown spice from the oak finish. The acid balance makes this soft in the mouth with a spicy Cassis finish.
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