Rassi Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 2018
Introducing the 2018 Rassi, our Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Named after our Rassi vineyard located on the eastern slope of Sonoma Valley just at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain range. The Leonardini family purchased the Rassi vineyard in 2012, adding it to the portfolio of great vineyards they already own. The vineyard is predominantly a gravelly sandy site, offering excellent free-draining soils that are prefect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Whitehall Lane and the Leonardini’s are known for making elegant, sophisticated Cabernets. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Rassi vineyard in the Sonoma Valley, while the Merlot comes from our Estate vineyard in Rutherford.
After fermentation and pressing, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were aged in 30% new French and American oak for 18 months before bottling. The final blend was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
WINEMAKER: Jason Moulton
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
COMPOSITION: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
In 1993, the Leonardini Family purchased the Whitehall Lane Winery estate. We updated the winemaking and barrel aging program and introduced a scientific approach in the vineyards. The winery now owns eight prime vineyard properties totaling more than 200 acres that are the cornerstone on which the wines are made. All vineyards are farmed utilizing sustainable green practices to produce the finest grapes and all wine is made at the winery in St. Helena.
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