Our Gaspare Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant and powerful wine that is iconic of the Oak Knoll District. The aromas of blackberry and blueberry also have a note of brown sugar and cedar. The flavors are dark fruit with ripe, fruit sweetness. The structure of this wine is balanced with tannins that are robust, but not too aggressive.
Our grapes are handpicked during the early morning hours at optimal ripeness. Upon arrival at the winery, we hand sort the fruit before it is destemmed into small fermentation tanks. After a few day of cold soaking, the must is gently warmed, and yeast was added to initiate fermentation. We 'pump-over' many times during the 14-21 day fermentation, allowing for maximum extraction of fruit flavor, color and tannin from the skins. We then allowed the free run wine to gravity flow from the skins directly to barrel. The skins were gently pressed, the wine going to barrels to mature separatley. The wines were allowed to mature for 21 months in French Oak barrel (77% new) before being blended and prepared for bottling.
|Wine Style||Bold Red Wine|
|Appellation||Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley|
|Acid||0.63g / 100ml|
|Aging||21 months in 100% French Oak Barrels (77% new)|