2006 MAYACAMAS CABERNET SAUVIGNONWine Match Special Selection

76% Cabernet Sauvignon
Spann Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $35.00
club price: $29.75
available:Yes
cases:645
formats: 750mL
released:Nov 1, 2010
date profiled:Sep 23, 2011
region:Northern California
AVA:Sonoma Valley
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:24.3°
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:25% New  
oak aging: 28 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet sauvignon 76% Sonoma Valley
cabernet franc 10% Sonoma Valley
merlot 8% Sonoma Valley
petite verdot 6% Sonoma Valley
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Betsy Spann Notes
The cool climate at 1,700 feet of elevation in the Mayacamas Mountains is ideal for creating a very Bordeaux-like Cabernet Sauvignon. Betsy’s first experiences in wine tasting came while living in Bordeaux in 1975 and Peter became enthralled with Bordeaux wines while working in a French restaurant so why would we want to make our cabernet sauvignon blend in any other style? To pursue this style we use four different Bodeaux grape varieties; cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot for structure, cabernet franc and merlot for richness on the palate. Each grape adds their own aromatics to create a wonderfully complex wine.

Our estate vineyard on the Sonoma side of the mountains is 100% non-tilled volcanic soil and farmed following ...more... organic and biodynamic philosophies. Each varietal was picked at optimum ripeness over the course of three weeks in October. The grapes were de-stemmed and then crushed by foot in open top half-ton bins, an old world technique we learned from a winemaker in Portugal’s Douro Valley to get dark color without bitterness or astringency. We removed seeds by hand during fermentation to further avoid any “green” taste.
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