2015 Meanmouth Cabernet Sauvignon


2015 Meanmouth Cabernet Sauvignon


228 Cases

Appellation: Diamond Mountain-Napa Valley

Vintage notes:

The 2015 growing season received well below normal rainfall, causing the vines to struggle quite a bit, resulting in smaller clusters full of flavor. The temperatures were ideal throughout the season though and allowed the fruit to ripen perfectly until our harvest on September 2 at 25.6 brix resulting in an alcohol level of 14.8%

Winemaking notes:

After picking, the fruit was hand sorted then fermented in a stainless tank.  Post primary fermentation, it was barreled down to 30% new and 70% two-year-old French oak barrels to complete malolactic fermentation.  It was aged 26 months in barrel.

Tasting notes:

Our 2015 Diamond Mountain is lively, in part due to the extremely fine tannins present in the wine.  It is full of fennel and chocolate, with distinctive sage and forest floor notes, a hallmark of the redwoods around the vineyard site and the rhyolitic ash in the soils.  While this wine will age beautifully for many years, it is able to be enjoyed now upon decanting. 

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