2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
To make this wine we sourced sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon from Old Oak Vineyard in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles. The vineyard is named after a spectacular live oak tree, that is estimated to be more than 500 years old. The grapes were harvested on October 1st, 2018 at 24.9 brix with a pH of 3.68. This wine was fermented in small open-top tanks and punched down by hand three times daily during its initial fermentation. It was then barrel-aged for 18 months, during which it underwent malolactic fermentation, in 30% new French oak barrels, balanced with neutral French oak barrels prior to bottling.