2015 Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes

Lovely deep red color. A complex and entertaining combination of aromas that includes bright blackberry and cherry with a lot of black licorice, fresh leather, earth, cinnamon and clove spice. There is a hint of coffee and dark cocoa with just a touch of vanilla. Mouth-filling yet graceful, this wine offers everything a Red Mountain Cabernet should. Flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, chocolate, black licorice, leather, and spice. A powerful Cabernet that offers grip and elegance within elongated tannins. 

Production notes

Fruit was sourced Jolet (49%), Hedges (24%), Bel’ Villa (15%) and Magdalena (12%) Fruit was harvested between 9/9 and 10/13. This wine was cold soaked overnight then inoculated with yeast, fermented for 7-10 days on skins while being pumped over twice daily before pressing to barrels, where it underwent malo-lactic fermenation. It was 100% barrel aged for 21 months in 49% new oak, 21% French and 79% American.

Other notes

Harvest notes: Heat, heat and more heat! That was 2015. A warm, dry Spring led to a hot, dry summer. Heat remained for the first part of harvest and grapes came in early. The hottest year on record. Ripe flavors and the Brix that go with it were no problem this vintage and it was a very fast, short growing season. One problem for wine makers was the early ripening of all varieties which made it challenging for harvesting grapes at their optimum, however the wines have been delicious. The 2015 harvest resulted in the earliest picking date ever of red grapes for Hedges on Red Mountain.

Vintage2014
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Souzao
AppellationRed Mountain
Acid6.2 g/L
PH3.99
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/24/2017
Cases Produced1872 - 6packs
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