2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 3L
On the palate, this wine offers bold, yet supple, tannins and balanced acidity with plenty of weight on the mid-palate. The tannins resolve into a harmonious finish with lingering flavors of fruit and milk chocolate.
When Chris James and Ames Morison founded the winery in 1998, they were committed to quality wine through mindful and organic farming on our Bell Mountain Estate Ranch. The 338 acre property is less than 20% planted to vine. The unique location affords us several microclimates and well-drained, gravelly-clay soil with a compacted layer of volcanic ash underneath to grow our grapes. The mountain-grown fruit in this Alexander Valley location is exceptional for the combination of blue and red fruit flavors.
Dark aromas of coffee and black pepper surrounded by notes of blue and black fruit are predominant in the 2015 vintage. On the palate, this wine offers bold, yet supple, tannins and balanced acidity with plenty of weight on the mid-palate. The tannins resolve into a harmonious finish with lingering flavors of fruit and milk chocolate.
Cool, overcast conditions in May influenced the vines to set less fruit than normal. Fortunately the temperature rebounded and gave us one of our warmest years on record, but without the excessive temperature spikes we often see during warmer vintages. We also harvested earlier than in previous vintages. The result of these conditions was a lighter than expected crop (off by a third!). but with more intense aromatics and increased concentration, and generally lower alcohol.
||Bold Red Wine
||September 18 - October 16, 2015
||January 25, 2017