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2018 The Hound

2018 The Hound
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SKU: 18FTHOBB
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Carmel Valley AVA
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.69
Aging
22 months in French oak (55% New)
Fermentation
Native
Bottling Date
Aug 2020
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is complex and elegant with aromas and flavors of blueberry, mocha, floral lilac, frisée, dusty vanilla, brown sugar, creme de cassis, pencil lead, cedar wood, and hibiscus. The texture offers nice richness with round and full tannins.
Vineyard Notes
Massa Estate and Cedar Lane Vineyard
Production Notes
Harvested from 9 different blocks of Bordeaux varieties from the organically farmed Massa Estate in Carmel Valley AVA. The individual batches were all individually natively fermented in small batches, before being basket pressed and aged in French oak. After 8 months of aging, the wines were blended together and returned to their barrels to finish the aging process.
Winemaker Notes
Best to Drink: 2022-2038
Production
600 cases produced
Other Notes
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 9% Cabernet Franc