2017 Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes

Dark red garnet color. Complex aromatics of intense black
fruits, with toast, mixed spice, cedar, tar, a touch of graphite and a hint of vanilla. Lush, yet structured character on the palate. This wine has a long finish, just when you think it’s gone a little surprise flavor
and bite shows up at the end. A pleasantly serious Cabernet Sauvignon that reveals itself slowly with each sip.

Production notes

Fruit was sourced Hedges (23%), Bel’Villa (55%), Jolet (10%) and Magdalena (10%) and Les Gosses
(2%) vineyards. Fruit was harvested between 9/13 and 10/19. 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 23 months in 49%
new oak, 70% French and 30% American.

Other notes

Harvest Notes:
2017 started off cold! January stayed in the upper teens for most of the month. Spring was damp and the
hills had never been so green. Things started to heat up around July and August and by August we
were surrounded by fires originating in Canada and all up and down the west coast. There was a blanket of
smoke in the sky, which really dampened the suns UV rays. We think this actually helped the vines slow down ripening due to less photosynthesis taking place. We had a mild September and October which really stretched out the maturation period allowing flavors to develop nicely without Brix getting too high.

 

Cellaring:
This wine is lovely now but, like other Red Mountain wines, should age well, probably peaking in 10 years, but still very drinkable at 15+ years old.

Vintage2017
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc
AppellationRed Mountain
Acid5.7 g/L
PH4.02
AgingThis wine is lovely now but Red Mountain Cabernet should age well, probably peaking in 10 years, but still very drinkable at 15-20 years old.
Alcohol13.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/30/2019
Cases Produced1931 - 6packs

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