Rancho Arroyo Perdido, Santa Ynez Valley - 74 Cases - $32 PH 3.6 TA 5.7 Alcohol 13.5% Picked 11-9-2018 Bottled 1-31-2020
Only 74 cases produced! Happy to release our first 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 50 year old plus vines at Rancho Arroyo Perdido in Santa Ynez. We have been working with Cabernet Sauvignon since the first vintage in 2008, but it was all going into the Habit Red Bordeaux Blend.
In 2018, i wanted to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very happy with the results. Picked and sorted by hand, with both hand punchdowns and pumpovers in open-top fermenters. Then aged in 100% Neutral French oak, on the lees for 14 months, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This wine is easy drinking with soft tannins, upfront cherry, blackberry and bramble. Great value at $32, and we hope to make more each year!