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2018 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: PR18CS75

WINEMAKING

Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 20 months in 40% new French oak and 60% once-used French oak barrels. The lees were stirred for the first year followed by three racking in the second year of aging. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

HARVEST NOTES

The first half of 2018 brought us moderate temperatures allowing for a long growing season.   We had a majority of our rainfall in February, followed by a wet spring.  Then summer brought consistent temperatures with little heat spikes.  This weather allowed for longer hang time and for the fruit to ripen at a balanced rate. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine. The rounded mouthfeel is persistent in the long and lingering opulent finish. This vintage has aromas of ripe jammy berries, oak, and licorice. With good tannin structure and balanced acidity on the palate, you can taste hints of vanilla, black cherry, cassis, and plum.
Vineyard Notes
The historic Priest Ranch is now part of Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,682 acres with 225 acres of hillside vineyards. What defines and distinguishes the estate are the dramatic elevations of the vineyards, ranging from 800 ft. to 1,600 ft. The wines of Priest Ranch are sourced from multiple blocks, showcasing the diversity and complexity of the combined property. Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon came from 24 unique vineyard blocks, planted at elevations from 850 to 1600 ft asl.
Production
5,889 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Somerston Estate
Acid
5.7
pH
3.88
Aging
40% new French oak, 60% once filled French oak
Bottling Date
May 2020
Alcohol %
14.8