A supple, sophisticated and powerful wine that wows you with purity, finesse and understated nuances. Dark and rich layers of flavor combined with a backbone of soft, velvety tannins combines in harmonic balance. This is an ageworthy wine, with a long, layered, persistent finish, it delivers from start to finish.
Wine quality is determined primarily by the Vineyard. The finest wines in the world all come from very special sites. Brokenrock is just such a marriage of climates and soils. Prime Solum makes distinctive wines of place, to be savored and enjoyed, not stored like trophies. Prime Solum literally means “the best place to grow something”, and in this case, it is world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Brokenrock. 100% Brokenrock Vineyard, Clones 5, 337 Cabernet Sauvignon, VSP trellis -- 2,312 vines/ acre.
Clusters gravity fed to de-stemmer. Whole berries hand and electronically-sorted and gravityfed into small (1-3 ton), closed-top fermenters. No whole clusters. Cold-soaked for 2 days, followed by a hot fermentation. Cap managed by a combination of punch-downs and gentle pump-overs depending on the stage of fermentation. Tanks drained and pressed 18 days after dryness and barreled immediately. Malo-lactic fermentation in barrels.
33 months in French oak barrels -- blend of 40% new, 1- and 2-years.