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2006

SONOMA COUNTY

Wedding Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone Cabernet in 1973, the Wedding Vineyard covers eleven gently sloping acres (up to 15 degrees, oriented south-west) on our Mountain Estate at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Approximately nine acres were replanted in 2002 under the careful guidance of David Abreu: seven blocks of Cabernet (clone 337 and Martha's Vineyard clone), one block of Petit Verdot (clone 400) and one block of Cabernet Franc (clone 327). (read more about the vineyard)

Tasting Notes

Displaying all the mountain characteristics of Wedding Vineyard with dark blackberry fruit, forest floor, cedar and anise. Strong front of the palate with densely layered ripe tannins that lengthen the wine to a sweet mid-palate full of black fruits and finishes with velvet caramel. This is a wine that is layered with developing flavors; for this reason we highly recommend decanting this wine 3-6 hours before serving to allow the wine to reveal all of its brooding, complex secrets.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • 75% Cabernet, 25% Cabernet Franc
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
pH: 3.94
Bottle Date: September 2008
Cases Produced: 450

Vintages Produced

1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1999   2000   2001   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

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