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2011 Rio Lago Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Rio Lago Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest Date
10/25/2011
Acid
0.58
pH
3.69
Aging
60% new, 22 months in 80% French Oak, 10% American, 10% Eastern European
Residual Sugar
0.78
Alcohol %
13.9
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SKU: 961444110086

Deep burgundy in color and full-bodied, this impressive Cabernet Sauvignon presents black cherry, currant and vanilla spice aromas. Soft, well-integrated tannins and a velvety texture combine with delicious flavors of black cherry, ripe raspberry, and a hint of clove for a powerful palate and a lingering finish. Balanced acidity makes this wine a perfect match with your favorite recipe or seasonal dish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest Date
10/25/2011
Acid
0.58
pH
3.69
Aging
60% new, 22 months in 80% French Oak, 10% American, 10% Eastern European
Residual Sugar
0.78
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Rio Lago Vineyard in the Alexander Valley sits above the valley floor alongside nearly 700 feet of Russian River frontage. The Alexander Valley’s surrounding hillsides block the coastal fogs that cover much of Sonoma County on summer mornings, allowing this vineyard to keep a little warmer than some of the neighboring appellations. However, gentle coastal breezes manage to find their way between the hillsides to cool the region in the evening. This climate, combined with well-drained, gravelly soils help the region produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon varietal grapes available.
Production Notes
Grapes were hand sorted and gently crushed. Native yeast was used for fermentation and the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel. After primary fermentation the wine went through an extended maceration period to soften the tannins. After 20 months aging the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker Notes
As with other parts of California, the Alexander Valley experienced a less ripe vintage overall with cooler than usual late harvest temperatures. Fruit components developed at a slower pace with pronounced acidity developing into a wine with acid structure and integrated fruit and oak character.
Production
Winemaker: Marco DiGiulio
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