2018 Cashmere Black

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Club Price: $20
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91 points (2016 vintage)
The Tasting Panel

Cashmere Black is a big, full-bodied, complex red wine. Blackberry, and mocha aromas are followed by bold flavors of dark berries, and coffee, which lead to a smooth mouth-filling finish.

The grapes that make up the Cashmere Black come from the warm and historic grape growing region of Oakley, California in Contra Costa County. Deep sandy soils, warm days and cool nights are ideal for ripening Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. When these two block-buster varieties are put together they make a dark, complex and rich red wine.

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The grapes were hand-picked and delivered to our crush pad in Sonoma where they were destemmed and pumped to a temperature-controlled fermenting tank. Native yeast was used to ferment all the different lots used in the production of this wine. Once the fermentation had extracted the perfect amount of tannins from the skins, the grapes were pressed. Both free run and press juice combined to enhance the wine's structure. The wine was racked to 30% new French oak with a medium toast which enhanced and did not overpower the fruit. The wine underwent a complete Malo-lactic fermentation.

Vintage
2018
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal Composition
71% Petite Sirah, 29% Alicante Bouschet
Harvest Date
September 14 - 17
Appellation
California
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.97
Alcohol %
14.5

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Cashmere Black is a big, full-bodied, complex red wine. Blackberry and mocha aromas are followed by bold flavors of dark berries, and coffee, which lead to a smooth mouth-filling finish. This is a wine that can be enjoyed with a number of different food because of its multiple layers of aromas and flavors. Try it with blackened tuna, a big burger, or New York Strip.