2015 Cavern Select Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Cavern Select Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black currant, sweet tobacco and spice. Flavors of dried blueberries, cedar, and forest floor complement this wine’s fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity.
95% Estate from our Monahan Ranch balance from the Creston District.
Grapes were brought in and fermented separately by vineyard. The wine that makes up this lot did malolactic fermentation in 100% French oak (63% new). It was racked and blended in February 2016 and went back down to barrels until its bottling in November 2017 (24 months).
This wine has a linear structure that we really enjoy. This wine will age beautifully- drink now or in the next 10 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with burgers, steak, or braised short ribs.
Vintage Notes: The 2015 vintage was another challenging season in Paso Robles. We began our spring with marginal moisture, the product of meager winter rains. This dry start was followed by above average warm temperatures into April, at which point we experienced an unusual cool down. This cooling lasted through May, which gave us a tough start to the growing season. The volatile temperatures along with untimely winds resulted in poor flowering and fruit set, equaling a less than average crop. Temperatures remained moderate until an extended heat spike in early September, moderating back to normal temperatures to finish the season. Overall, we experienced a vigorous early harvest season with good conditions for ripening.