2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points - Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate had the following to say: "Gilbert Cellars’ 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding. Possessing a Bordeaux-like array of tobacco leaf, black currants and lead pencil, it’s medium to full-bodied and has lots of pretty fruit on the palate, nicely integrated acidity and ripe tannin. There’s also an overriding sense of purity and elegance that grows on you with time in the glass. This is a rock solid value that can be enjoyed today or cellared for a decade or more."
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyard: 62% River Ridge & 38% Alder Ridge
Assemblage: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification: Fruit for this blend was destemmed, and lightly crushed, into 1 ton fermentation bins. The must contained approximately 70% whole berries. The must had a pre-fermentation maceration of about 72 hours at 50° F. During fermentation, extraction was achieved via hand punchdowns and pump over with macro aeration, several times daily. The wine fermented dry on the skins and was immediately pressed and transferred to barrel.
Aging: The wines were aged in barrel for 17 months. 62% were new French oak and 38% were neutral French oak. The wines were racked three times in the cellar. All individual wine components, including new oak barrels, were kept separate until final blending. The wine was bottled on May 1, 2015.
Alcohol – 14.8% | TA – 6.3 g/L | PH – 3.67
322 cases produced