Aromas of blackberry, cassis, milk chocolate, and smoky espresso jump from the glass.
The wine presents as broad-shouldered and layered, with blackberry, cassis, black cherry, dark roasted coffee, and subtle lavender mingling with mouth-filling tannins. The finish is smoky and long.
All fruit is organically grown. The fruit for the Sievers Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a section of our vineyard called the Canyon Block. The seven acre canyon was originally planted to vines in the late 1800’s by German pioneer, Francis Sievers. Isolated from the rest of the vineyard by the extreme topography of this block, the canyon is a steep ravine following the course of one of the vineyard’s seasonal creeks. While yields are low, our neighborhood black bear finds the quality to be irresistible, and is known to sample the ripening berries.
The grapes were harvested October 5, 2012.
The grapes fermented with twice daily punch downs for gentle flavor and tannin extraction. The wine was pressed off the skins after 10 days of fermentation, and sent to barrel to age for 20 months. 50% new French oak barrels were used, adding spice and structure to the wine.
21 months in 50% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Ailler and Troncais).
Rich, purplish red.