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2018 Folktale "The Mountain" Bordeaux Blend
Carmel Valley AVA
22 months in French oak (67% New)
Crème de cassis, cedar, pomegranate, black cherry cola, violet, mocha, cocoa, sage, plum skins, toasted wood, granite, sugar pine.
Massa Estate Vineyard
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.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec