2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon
CA - Alameda County - Livermore Valley
$38.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 14.50%
Gold 90
Cabernet Sauvignon
Livermore Valley

TA: 5.5g/l
pH: 3.6
Brix at harvest: 24.5
Harvest date: 9/14/2019-10/27/2019
Aging treatment: 100% American oak medium grain, 20% New oak.
Bottled: 9/6/2021

Winemaker’s Notes:

“The grapes for this wine come from three different vineyards in the Livermore Valley. They have been selected for producing exceptional wines for the region.
The Livermore Valley will produce stunning Cabs, and this vintage is no exception. The East end of the valley provides heat, deep soils, and a length to the day during the growing season that provides for weighty Cabernet Sauvignon. The west end has more pocketed terrain, more fertile ground and more even ripening.

With the grace of this wine ageability is assured.”

Dane Stark, winemaker

Tasting Notes:

The color of this wine is ruby red in the center with clarity and vibrant edges.
It opens with broody, robust fruit, a touch of smoke and floral, and hints of blueberry, cassis and earth. It has a back drop of oak, not so much that it attracts center stage, but enough that the curtains are draped in it.
The fruit is backed by rich cassis with a vanilla undertone. Medium tannins provide for a wonderful food wine and tremendous age-ability. The smooth finish mingles toasted oak and ripe fruit for a rich experience of classic Cabernet Sauvignon.