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2016

SONOMA COUNTY

Wedding Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

Commemorating Fred and Juelle's wedding in 1975, the Wedding Vineyard is not only an integral part of the winery, but also an integral part of our family's life in the Mayacamas Mountains. First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone Cabernet in 1973, the Wedding Vineyard covers eleven gently sloping acres at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Replanted in 2002, the vineyard today is comprised of eight vlocks of Cabernet, one block of Petite Verdot and one block of Cabernet Franc. (read more about the vineyard)

Tasting Notes

2016 Wedding Vineyard offers another striking expression of this multi-faceted Spring Mountain site. A wine of density, power and layers of flavor, the 2016 is fabulous. Bright floral notes develop with time in the glass, adding perfume, lift and sensuality to a core of dark cherry, plum, rose petal, lavender and spice. The Wedding Cabernet is often co-fermented with some Petit Verdot, an approach that seems to work especially well here.

- (95 Points) Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Production Notes

  • 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Hand-harvested pre-dawn hours of October 11 – 13
  • De-stemmed and double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in 225L Barrique and small open-top oak fermenters
  • Aged 21 months in French oak barrels (100% new)
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Alcohol by Volume: 14.7%
Bottle Date: August 2018
Cases Produced: 336

Vintages Produced

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