2016 Icaria Creek Cabernet Sauvigon
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES
Our 2016 has beautiful black color turning to ruby red towards the rim. It has tantalizing aromas of chocolate covered boysenberries and blackberries, vanilla, sage and pine. On the palate, the broad and rich entry of black fruit, exotic spices on the mid palate. The finish is silky with earth, cedar box and fine tannins that round out the wine to it’s completion.
This rugged hillside fruit presents a mouthful of generous age-worthy structure of mineral and graphite. The extended hang time provides a wonderful mid palate of sweet berries that seem to linger on the palate forever.
Drink now thru 2025. Optimum time 2018-2023.
2016 ICARIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON TECHNICAL INFORMATION
APPLELLATION Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
VARIETAL BLEND 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
FERMENTATION 5 days cold soak prior to native yeast fermentation. After a 5 brix drop in sugar a domesticated yeast is added to ensure a strong finsih to the fermentation. After 17 days fermentation is complete. No extended maceration is done.
COOPERAGE Radoux Tight Grain Select 27mm Medium Plus with Toasted heads
AGED 18 Months in 35% New French Oak
SUGAR AT HARVEST 25 brix
HARVEST DATE October 5th -10th, 2016
FINAL ANALYIS pH 3.75 TA 0.55g/100ml RS 0.02
130 Cases Produced
Wine Club Members: $30.40/bottle (Please call 707-486-3979 to order)