Product category: wines from California
Cannonball California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
California - Intense fruit aromas of black cherry, plum accented by vanilla, caramel and a rich toasted oak.
USA > California > - No subregion
Alc.: 13.8 % ABV | RS: 2.6 g/l | TA: 6.3 g/l
Once harvested our fruit is de-stemmed and partially
crushed leaving about 1/3 of the berries intact at the start of fermentation. Inoculation with a customized yeast strain specially selected for each lot to maximize the potential of each site. Fermentation is started cool then
allowed to build heat over a few days until we reach a heat spike for optimal extraction of color, flavor, and tannin then cooled back down for the remainder of the cycle. Our cap management is adjusted daily during the 6 to 8 day fermentation to build structure and enhance fruit extraction.
When characters are at their peak we drain off skins and press, often finishing alcoholic fermentation in oak to start an early integration. Parcels are blended in stages throughout the aging cycle to build up a final blend
that melds the many layers of Cabernet into a single harmonious wine. Our California Cabernet ages 13 months in French oak.
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