Elegant and complex with concentrated red fruit, the 2014 Sori Bricco Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting aromas of rose petal, mineral and candied fruit.
Ripe cherry and red currant flavors are predominant upon the first sip, while notes of crushed granite surround vanilla and spicy oak. Balanced acidity makes this wine juicy, while tannins from this hillside location yield the framework for a wine with great longevity.
High in the hills of Diamond Mountain, Sori Bricco spans two hillsides with different sun exposures resulting in separate harvest dates across the ranch. The soil is composed of a sandy, gravelly loam and the vines tend to be very small as they struggle against the slopes. The climate is warm in the early spring and these vines are among the first to bud each year. Warm summer months produce nice flavors, while cooler nights offer long hang time to gain tannin maturity each season.
French oak barrels (53% new, 47% once-used)