Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The 2019 growing season was marked by a cool spring and early summer, followed by moderate conditions for long, steady ripening through harvest, with low yields fostering excellent concentration. After gentle destemming, the must was cold soaked for 48 hours prior to fermentation for a smooth extraction of color and flavor. After fermentation, the wine was racked to an equal combination of French and American oak barrels, where it aged for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. An inclusion of Merlot from Margarita Vineyard contributed dark berry dimension and mid-palate weight, while a contribution of Cabernet Franc brought aromatic lift. Finally, a dash of Petite Sirah was included in the final blend for enhanced color and structure.
Enjoy the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with richly textured dishes, including herb-marinated rack of lamb, rosemary-grilled flank steak, filet mignon with black olive sauce, and duck breast with wild mushrooms.
Cabernet Sauvignon (83%)
Petite Sirah (5%)
Cabernet Franc (2%)
18 months in French and American oak barrels (30% new)
Wine Enthusiast – “Approachable fruit aromas of black currant, cranberry, baking spice and sandalwood show on the nose of this reliable bottling. The palate combines the light red and darker black fruits as well as anise and oregano to amplify the herb factor.” (90 Pts)