SOLANO COUNTY GREEN VALLEY
This deeply colored wine offers a complex mix of dark fruit flavors with hints of spice and cocoa. Blending with Syrah, from a vineyard block just a few feet away, enhanced the Cabernet fruit and tannins with bold flavors and a silky texture.
Solano County Green Valley
One corner of a small block of Cabernet vines, just above a seasonal stream, struggles in shallow soil more than the rest of the block. It has lower yields of smaller clusters but more concentrated fruit, and moderate tannins.
This is a fairly late-ripening area and 2010, a cool growing year, was no exception. The long hang time benefited the grapes' flavors and complexity. The yield was slightly over 3 tons per acre.
Fermented in bins over twelve days. The entire lot went through malolactic
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Syrah 19%, Petite Sirah 1%