A compendium of zesty black cherries, cola, and toasty cocoa.
Peirano Estate Vineyards
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
The Heritage Collection, Estate Grown, Lodi
This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our 50-year-old vines on the estate. The fruit was HAND-PICKED in late October 2021 at 25.5
Brix, with intense fruit flavors. To further the complexity of the fruit, we used three different fermentation methods– Static, Cold Soak and Rotary Fermentation (in equal ratios). Extended maceration time allowed for maximum extraction of color and phenolics. After fermenting to dryness, the wine was settled before being moved to barrels.
The entire lot was aged in French and American oak, 15% of which was new wood, where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked every three months, as well as topped every two weeks, to achieve maximum clarity.
The rich, dark color of this wine catches you from the first pour. It exhibits a rich, deep burgundy hue with perfect clarity. The aromas of fresh dark plums, juicy blackberries and bing cherries open up your olfactory senses. The first initial sip fills the mouth with juicy plums that dominate over a berry medley underneath including sweet raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, all the while maintaining absolute dryness with firm, round, yet supple, mouth filling tannins.
- Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
- pH: 3.67
- Total Acidity: .62g
- Residual Sugar: .32
- Bottled: September 12, 2022
- Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottled: September 12, 2022
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