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The 2014 Vintage Reserve is the fourth and final release of the Groundworks label series. And the finale was worth the wait. More info »
Now available in a large format, the 2011 Vintage Reserve showcases the art of growing and crafting cool climate cabernet sauvignon that is deeply layered and highly polished.
Due to the limited availability of this item, the maximum order quantity is 2.
The 2011 Vintage Reserve showcases the art of growing and crafting cool climate cabernet sauvignon that is deeply layered and highly polished. Aromas of blackberry, black spice, dried lavendar and darjeeling tea. Concentrated flavors of black currant, cacao and roasted espresso bean are seamlessly supported by the bold structure that gives the wine tremendous depth, length and intensity. Round and smooth in its youth, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully up to 15 years from vintage.
Our 150+ year old Estate Vineyard lies 8 miles north of San Pablo Bay on steep, shallow soils of volcanic ash and tufa, exposed to pervasive maritime breezes, long daylight hours and extreme diurnal temperature shifts. Top blocks farmed specifically for Vintage Reserve yield 2.5 tons/acre.
A few miles north of our estate along the ridge at an elevation of 2,000+ feet lies Bismark Mountain Ranch, with similar soils and exposure and slightly warmer temperatures. Lots sourced from this high elevation site add weight to the midpalate and a juicy component to the well-structured
Five lots hand- and optically-sorted & gravity fed to fermentation vessels.
Five day cold soak; D254 and indigenous yeast strains. 28-32 days maceration.
Extraction through gentle pumpovers tailored by lot, using louvers and screens to eliminate pumping skins and seeds.