The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning and then delivered to the winery where they are sorted, de-stemmed and crushed. Fermentation begins under warmer temperatures to extract color and flavor from the dark, ripe grape skins. As the alcohol rises, the vat is cooled slightly to prevent over extraction. A post fermentation maceration with the skins occurs prior to the release of the juice into oak barrels made of French oak. Maturation occurs for 18-20 months. A selection of barrels are blended to make the final wine.
Pairs With: Portabella Mushrooms
Pairs With: 90+ cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 750ml