2016 Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Nuanced aromas of violet and vanilla are surrounded by chocolate and blue fruit flavors.
$47.20
$59.00

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.76

Cases: 431

MOON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT SONOMA COUNTY

Tasting Notes: This Moon Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a personality enhanced by its high elevation growing region. This is not your typical fruit forward Cabernet. Nuanced aromas of violet and vanilla are surrounded by chocolate and blue fruit flavors. The wine’s playful acidity lifts the palate while the fruit is framed by structured tannins creating a lengthy, pleasing finish.

Vineyard: Moon Mountain’s volcanic soils appear deep red from their plentiful iron content. The arid, remote landscape is so pocked with deep hollows and craters that being there feels like standing on the moon. Long, bright days with full exposure to the afternoon sun ensure ripe, richly-fruity Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage: Moon Mountain’s volcanic soils appear deep red from their plentiful iron content. The arid, remote landscape is so pocked with deep hollows and craters that being there feels like standing on the moon. Long, bright days with full exposure to the afternoon sun ensure ripe, richly-fruity Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking: Our grapes are harvested at night to preserve their flavors and freshness. The fruit is then destemmed and carefully sorted so only the best berries make it to the tank. We cold soak the fruit for several days to extract rich color and flavors. We allow the native yeast to ferment the grapes to wine while we carefully manage tannins during our pumpovers. This wine is then aged in French Oak barrels for 16 months.

Winemaker: Lisa Amaroli 

Harvested: October 2016

Certification: Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers

Cellaring: 5-8 Years


Products specifications
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Green Certification Organic
Collection Benziger Family