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Saracina

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendocino County

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Mendocino County
Alcohol %
14.9
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SKU: 2014CAB
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Mendocino County
Alcohol %
14.9
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Big Shot Vineyard, named for John Fetzer's brother, Joe Fetzer, is located on a hillside overlooking Saracina Ranch. Ruggedly terraced on a steep, southeast facing slope, it makes a bold statement. Positioned to avoid the late afternoon sun, the vines preserve their Bordeaux varietal character by allowing the requisite hang-time that an outstanding Cabernet requires.
Production Notes
The grapes were destemmed into an open top fermenter, and native yeast fermentation began six days later. The juice was punched down by hand and, at dryness, drained directly into French Taransaud barrels, one third of which were new. Native malolactic fermentation was complete by late February. The wine remained in barrel on fine lees for 21 months. We racked it immediately prior to bottling, on June 23, 2016.
Winemaker Notes
Deep garnet in color, this wine first reveals a nose with cassis and chocolate notes and a savory, black peppercorn undercurrent. On the palate, tannins are present yet velvety and mature, with a richness complimented by the subtleties that only the finest thin-stave Taransaud barrels can provide.
Food Pairing Notes
A classic pairing like steak au poivre would suit this elegant Cabernet Sauvignon quite well; however, a casual weekday pairing with lamb burgers would also be a great foil for this delicious wine.
Production
148 cases

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our inaugural release of Saracina "Big Shot" Cabernet Sauvignon is supple and elegant, with rich black cherry flavors and graceful tannins.

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