2015 Concrete Cabernet Sauvignon – Vinture Wine Company

2015 Concrete Cabernet Sauvignon

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VINEYARD NOTES:

It is no secret to Lodi winemakers that the best cabernet in the appellation is grown on the east

side of town. We carefully select the fruit we use for Concrete Cabernet Sauvignon from “East

Side” vineyards with sandy, well-draining soils that produce small yields and high quality grapes.

WINEMAKING NOTES:

Our grapes were hand harvested at 26.1 Brix, destemmed and crushed, and then went through the

Flash Détente process for intense extraction of tannins and color. Next, the grapes were

separated into three lots and each was fermented separately. The first lot was fermented in

French Oak barrels to achieve a round mouthfeel and softer tannins. The second lot was

fermented in 75 year old concrete tanks which add fullness and body along with bigger tannins.

The third lot was fermented in stainless to retain the fruity character of the grapes. After primary

fermentation was complete in the concrete and stainless steel tanks, we immediately transferred

the wine into new French Oak barrels for aging. The wine was then aged for 14 months.

TASTING NOTES:

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful deep purple and inky color. Lush and firm in the style of

the vintage made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberry jam, currants and cassis notes are

well balanced with firm tannins. The influence of French oak barrels during aging adds a sweet

toast and caramel notes.

FOOD PAIRING:

Concrete Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with juicy grilled steaks and other red meats,

hearty beef stew, pasta with meat sauce and Lamb Osso Bucco.

WINEMAKER: Barry Gnekow and Joseph Smith ALCOHOL: 15.5%

APPELLATION: Lodi RS: 3.4g/L

BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon pH: 3.63

BOTTLING DATE: March 2017

TA: 6.1 g/L