This is my favorite vintage of our Big Sky Cuvée ever! Seamless and silky with aromas of red currant, cherries and plum enhanced by a delightful thread of savory herbs. This wine goes beautifully with elk, bison, or beef prime rib seasoned with freshly cracked pepper, sea salt and garlic.
56% Merlot, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
24% Cabernet Sauvignon, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
12% Cabernet Franc, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
4% Malbec, McClellan Estate Vineyard
4% Petit Verdot, McClellan Estate Vineyard
TA 0.54 g/100mL
Alcohol 14.2% By Volume
All the grapes were hand sorted into small open top 1.5 ton stainless steel fermenters. The cap was gently punched down by hand two-three times per day. After gently pressing the young wine was transferred to barrels to complete fermentation.
20 months in small oak barrels
60% New Allier and Troncais French oak
CASES PRODUCED: 465 cases
June 20, 2012
October 1, 2012