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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Block LX

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Block LX

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SKU: MA16CS75S660

All of the grapes for this wine were hand-picked. Then they were de-stemmed, sorted, and pumped into a tank for a five-day cold soak at 50°. When the fermentation began, we pumped over the tank twice per day.  Native yeast fermentation lasted for 16 days, followed by a short heated extended maceration of 3 days. The free run was drained from the tank overnight. The wine was barreled down into 80% new French oak and 20% once used barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel.  This wine was barrel-aged for 24 months and bottled unfiltered.

The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout, and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th.  Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards could progress to perfect ripeness.  All of the fruit from Block LX was harvested on September 22nd.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Somerston Estate
Harvest Date
09/22/2016
Acid
5.7 g/l
pH
4.01
Aging
80% new French oak and 20% once used barrels
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Advocate
95
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Each of our Somerston Estate wines is produced from a single block on our 1,682-acre estate, high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. This estate-bottled wine is sourced solely from Celestial Block LX, one of our most valued vineyard blocks.
Production
87 cases | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon