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2019 Autumn Moon Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Autumn Moon

Cabernet Sauvignon

SONOMA COUNTYsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $63.00
RETAIL: $70.00


TASTING NOTES

While the inaugural bottling of Autumn Moon showcased the widely lauded quality of the 2018 vintage, all that structure and power still requires a bit of patience to experience the full beauty. 2019 on the other hand, impresses with lovely, deep fruit and a much more approachable softer mouthfeel early on.

Once again sourced from Knights Bridge just north of Calistoga, we love this source for the savory Cabernet Sauvignon that it yields. Cool winds from the Pacific Ocean keep the valley heat in check and allow the grapes in the sustainably-farmed, hillside-situated vineyard to hang longer and develop serious complexity at an even pace.

In the glass you’ll find plenty of vivid black cherry and creamy cassis accented with dried herbs and bramble on both the nose and palate. The finish is long and suave with fine, dusty tannins, ripe plum, baker’s chocolate and graphite. Not quite “old school” in style, it’s a wine that showcases the elegance and sublime nature of this immensely popular varietal without undue fat from over-ripeness.

As a young Cabernet, it’ll still need some time to mellow and unfold but we think it will hit its stride before the 2018, while also cellaring like a champ for at least a decade. Enjoy it with a brief decant and your favorite hearty fare.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2021 through 2026
Graceful ageability: +

VINEYARDS

100% Knight's Bridge

CLONES

100% Clone 7

STATS

pH: 3.9 |  TA: 4.9 | Alcohol: 14.5
Bottling: May 25, 2001 | Release: Fall 2022
Cases Produced: 37 

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