SOLANO COUNTY GREEN VALLEY
This deeply colored wine offers a complex mix of dark fruit flavors with hints of spice and cocoa. A touch of, also from Green Valley, enhanced the Cabernet fruit and tannins with bold flavors and a silky texture.
Solano County Green Valley
This small block of Cabernet vines, generally western-facing on a bench above Green Valley Road, struggles in shallow soil. It has lower yields of smaller clusters but more concentrated fruit, and moderate tannins.
This block generally ripens mid-season and 2012 was no exception. The hang time benefited the grapes' flavors and complexity. The yield was slightly above average, but still under 4 tons per acre.
Fermented in bins over fifteen days. The entire lot went through malolactic
Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Syrah 10%