CA - San Luis Obispo County (Central Coast)
“Rich dark red color. Raspberry, blueberry, boysenberry with hints of leather, and black pepper. Full bodied, concentrated, lots of supple tannins with a round smooth finish, supported by blue fruit and vanilla and cinnamon from the oak. Pairs well with steak, BBQ, stew, pasta, and pizza.”
San Miguel, Paso Robles
The High Camp Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex blend of five separate blocks and four different varieties. Two blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon form the core blend. The upper block provides forward fruit, and the lower block brings complex mineral flavors to the wine. 15% Sangiovese from low yielding vines planted in sandy soils adds bold dark fruit, while 5% Petite Verdot from chalky soils on our sloping hills adds dense dark fruit complexity to the blend. Rounding out the blend is 5% Cabernet Franc sourced from our highest elevation vineyard. The steep slope and chalky calcareous soils bring dense fruit and tannic structure to the final blend.
Each variety was picked at optimal ripeness, destemmed, and fermented in one ton open top bins for three weeks. Once fermentation was completed the wines were aged for seven months in 20% new French Oak. The final blend was assembled, and the wine was returned to barrels for additional ageing.
100% Estate Fruit - 75% CS, 15% SG , 5% PV , 5% CF