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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Blue Beret


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77.7%
Cabernet Sauvignon
2018
Vintage
14.7%
Alcohol

The Wine

The 2018 Blue Beret Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dense blackberry, plum and cassis followed by undertones of rose petals and forest floor. The wine has a dense, soft tannin structure with flavors of blackberry, black currant, peat, and dark chocolate leading to a long balanced full-flavored finish.

Vintage

The 2018 vintage was a bountiful vintage marked by cool, consistent temperatures and a timely rainfall for bud break in March and April. Harvest began on September tenth, and the grapes were of the highest quality with lower alcohol and high acidity.

Vineyard

This wine comes from grapes grown in our Yountville vineyard, with Rutherford grapes rounding out the blend. On 63 acres, located on the valley floor, our Yountville vineyard cultivates classic Bordeaux varieties and is home to a 25-acre plot (planted in 1959) with the second oldest Cabernet vines in the Napa Valley. In 2000, in the land surrounding our Rutherford winery, we planted 17.3 acres of Cabernet along with an additional acre of Petit Verdot to blend with Cabernet Sauvignon. We farm our vineyards naturally, using the principles of regenerative agriculture, and they are certified organic.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol

14.7%

Fermentation

indigenous yeast

Harvest date

Oct. 9 – Nov. 7, 2018

Sugar

24.9 Brix average

Bottling date

August 2020

Release Date

November 2022

Total acid

5.8 g/L

pH

3.69

Blend

77.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.5% Merlot, 1.0% Petit Verdot, 1.8% Cabernet Franc

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