Our present-day estate cabernet sauvignon vines were planted in the early 1980ís using cuttings taken from the vines originally planted in the 1950ís by Martin Ray. Although they are relatively young, yields are still low, typically one to two tons per acre. The vines are trellised in a modern fashion, which allows for a more uniform ripening. The vineyard also contains small blocks of merlot and cabernet franc.
|Wine maker notes
|Our estate cabernet sauvignon is a Bordeaux-style blendof approximately 75% cabernet, 22% merlot, and 3% cabernet franc, although the cepage varies by vintage. This high mountain, cool coastal vineyard is an unusual area for California cabernet sauvignon. Refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol reflect this uniqueness. Fine integrated tannins buttress typical flavors of red currant, blackberry, and earth. Cellaring between ten to fifteen years in recommended.