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2018 Folktale Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points- Wine Enthusiast

2018 Folktale Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmel Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation
Massa Estate
Harvest Date
6.1 g/L
18 months in 33% new French oak
Bottling Date
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Big and complex Cabernet Sauvignon with flavors of cherry cola, plum, baking spice, cassis and dark chocolate.
Vineyard Notes
Grapes were sourced from 3 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon at Massa Estate in upper Carmel Valley over the course of three weeks in late fall 2018. Massa Estate is a unique vineyard, in that it was planted to predominantly Bordeaux varieties in the early 1970’s and has been farmed organically since inception. The vines are wild, and unlike any any other vineyard in the area.
Production Notes
Grapes were sorted in the vineyard before being sorted three more times at Folktale - leaving only clean, whole ripe berries. The grapes were placed in open and closed top vessels to ferment which lasted on average 21 days. The grapes were then gently basked pressed, and racked to barrels. In June 2019, the barrels were clean racked to tank and returned to the barrels to continue to age for another 11 months before being bottled in May 2020.
Winemaker Notes
Best to Drink: Now through 2034