Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Hill
Each of the four distinctive vineyard blocks that produce this wine, located in the gently sloping western benchlands in the
Oakville AVA, is planted with a different clone. Grapes are hand harvested at night, then each lot is separately fermented
and barrel aged before blending to forge a uniquely complex and harmonious wine. After the grapes were crushed, they
underwent a two-day cold soak, followed by a stainless steel fermentation with a cultured French yeast strain to enhance
texture, depth and intensity. The wines then underwent a three-week maceration before maturing for 22 months in
French oak barrels (48% new).
|Fresh, high-toned aromas of blackberry, fig, floralspice, earth, flint and cocoa introduce intense, focused black fruit flavors
and dark chocolate tones, bright acidity and full body.
|Excellent with rich red meats, oxtail stew and venison.