2020 Satyrs Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon
Saint Helena, Napa Valley
This bottling is a selection of Connie Corbett's vineyard in the hills of Saint Helena. Our 4-acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon was planted 1970, and Connie never had the heart to tear out. Extremely low-yielding, we receive apporximately 1.25 tons/acre from this selection. We harvested the fruit at the cusp of ripeness, to preserve the integrity of the acidity and sumptuousness of the fruit. Fermented in open top stainless steel for seventeen days, then aged in one-quarter new French oak barrels for twenty-two months. Bottled by hand at the winery, unfined and unfiltered. The first of the final three vintages of this old vine selection of old school Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% gangster.
Dusky raspberry and briar, saddle leather, blood orange, with a touch of French oak evident but very subdued. Cellar worthy. Four barrels, 98 cases produced.
Bottled by hand at the winery.
This wine produced Carbon Neutral with CoolEffect.org.