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2018 The Mountain

2018 The Mountain
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$125.00
 
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This wine is available to Club Members through their Winter Allocation
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Carmel Valley AVA
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.68
Aging
22 months in French oak (67% New)
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Crème de cassis, cedar, pomegranate, black cherry cola, violet, mocha, cocoa, sage, plum skins, toasted wood, granite, sugar pine.
Vineyard Notes
Massa Estate Vineyard
Production Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from 3 separate blocks between 9/25 and 10/12 and the Malbec was harvested on 9/12, all at Massa Estate in the Carmel Valley AVA. Each block was handled separately – natively fermenting in small vessels and pumped over twice daily during their fermentations which averaged 18 days. Once dry, they were gently basket pressed and racked to barrel. At 8 months, the best 5 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and the best barrel of Malbec were chosen for this special inaugural blend of the Mountain. The wine was blended and returned to 4 new and 2 two-year-old French oak barrels to continue to evolve and age for another 14 months.
Other Notes
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec