Assemblage: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown in the Dineen Catherine's Block. Hand-picked on October 24, 2020
Elévage: Fermented in stainless steel then barrel aged for 21 months in 40% new French oak and 60% second use French oak from select cooperages.
Vintage Notes: 2020 was a relatively warm year for Washington State with a significantly smaller crop than average. A freeze in the autumn of 2019 and some severe weather events in May 2020 impacted buds and fruit set which led to fewer and smaller clusters and berries. What we did not have in quantity certainly gave way to quality. Warm temperatures and sunshine in September and October allowed the berries to slowly develop sugars and flavors while maintaining acidity. Overall, a spectacular vintage showcasing aromatics and concentrated fruit.
Winemaker Notes: Dineen Vineyard's Cabernet Sauvignon is well balanced with velvety tannins. On the nose, aromas of fresh red fruits, jam, some licorice and a hint of candy delight the senses. Some secondary notes of baking spices, fig, roasted bell pepper and chocolate linger. On the palate, the well-structured compliment the juicy flavors of cranberries, dark chocolate and spicy notes provide a long finish. This wine is suitable to drink now and will age for 10 plus years.
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