The Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in Monterey (50%), Paso Robles (40%) and Clarksburg (10%). The growing methods and harvest strategy are the same for each wine in the blend but since each region ripens at different times they are harvested by block and fermented separately. The grapes are harvested at night when it is coolest.
The grapes are cold-soaked for 48 hours followed by about a seven-day fermentation. During the fermentation the juice is pumped over the skins 3 times per day and after 10 days it is drained and the skins are gently pressed and then combined with the fermented juice. When fermentation is complete, the different lots are combined and go through 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for about 16 months in French oak.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California AVA
Alcohol: 13.5 % | RS: 2.25 g/l
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with aromas and flavors of red and black cherries supported by vanilla and cedar nuances. It is beautifully balanced with both fruit and tannins.
UPC# 0 89832 41201 4
12pk / 750ml