2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage:2008
Wine Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition:
93.5%Cabernet Sauvignon
4%Cabernet Franc
2.5%Merlot
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/24/2008
Acid:6.5 g/L
pH:3.68
Bottling Date:09/03/2009
Residual Sugar:.4%
Alcohol %:12.4%

Tasting Notes

A youthful medium purple robe. Aromatic oak notes in the nose combine with light, spicy plum fruit. Flavors of sweet oak and blue berries on the palate introduce a lingering fresh finish sustained by moderate and balanced tannins. This Cabernet is young and will repay 2 to 3 years of cellaring.

Winemaker Notes

On October 24, 2008 1.7 tons of Cab Sauvignon was harvested (21.9 Brix, 8.8 g/L Ta, 3.07 pH), crushed, de-stemmed, and pumped to a fermentation tank. The wine fermented for seven days with temperatures that peaked at 85F. The must was pressed on November 3 then racked into four French barrels (75% new/2nd use). Malolactic fermentation finished by the end of December. The final blend was assembled in August 2009 following eight months of barrel aging.

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