The Perfect Red 2020
Solano County, California
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carignan
In the cellar, it's fairly simple. 90% of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were destemmed and the remaining were left whole cluster to line the bottom of the tank. Fermented with native yeast and no S02 and pressed early to lessen the amount of tannins in the wine. Before bottling, a small amount of 145 year-old vine Carignan from the current 2020 vintage - that was fermented 100% true carbonic - was pressed back into tank to add even more lift and freshness. This is a true Californian Claret if there ever was one.
Chewy red fruits and a touch of soft herbs with a medium-to-full body, it really is the perfect California red for just about any occasion.