2014 Petroni Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown

Year: 2014
Appellation: Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with evolving crème de cassis and plum preserves notes with notions of earth, tobacco, herbs and star anise. The palate is full-bodied and very chewy with earthy flavors and a long finish. 472 cases produced." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
Dark and deep, crimson to ruby red hue. Richly aromatic with dark brambly fruit, very deep and brooding with black currant, berryfruit, chocolate, anise and olive it is simultaneously fruity and savory. The palate has a creamy texture, densely flavored in a seamless palate. It is well rounded with firm, ripe tannins presenting itself at the finish. Sweet black currant turns into dark chocolate as the wine glides through the palate with classy French oak carrying through on the finish.

All the fruit was harvested exclusively from our two Estate mountain vineyards. Trinity Ranch straddles the Sonoma/Napa county line high in the Mayacamas Mountains while the home block we call Poggio alla Pietra is on Cavedale Rd on the Sonoma side of Mt Veeder. Yielding only two ton per acre the fruit is consistently ripe, concentrated and possessing the classic characters expected from a mountain wine.

Winemaking Techniques:
Classic Bordelaise techniques are employed at Petroni Vineyards when making Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit is destemmed and crushed to tank where following a warm ferment with regular pumpovers the resulting wine sits on the skins for extended maceration of over four weeks. During the 18 months in barrel the wine is racked out and returned several times to help the tannins evolve and remove sediments allowing the wine to be bottled unfiltered. The resulting wine has fine tannins, firm structure and opulent fruit expression.