||17 Acre, NV, Hillside, Estate, Certified Sustainable/Green
||100% Cabernet Sauvignon
||2 years French Oak, 2 years Bottle; 65% new
||Frederic Delivert & Jean Hoefliger
||Tom Clark & Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
|GM & Marketing:
||Briana Clark Forgie
IN THE VINEYARDS & WINERY
Location, location, location; again it made the difference in 2010. Following night harvest and triple sorting, the berries from each harvest lot produced a deep purple flow into French Oak barrels. There they began the next two years of their life. In barrel they were hand punched down three times a day, facilitating optimum color, and flavor development as well as gently integrating tannins.
The artful blending of this vintage not only included the 5 harvest lots, but also the individual barrels from each of those lots. Exploring the resulting combinations was a winemakers dream!
Our 2010 Estate Cabernet will greet you with its beautiful deep ruby color and hints of geranium on the rim. From there enjoy a spectacular burst of boysenberry, blueberry and black currant, plus undertones of honeycomb, crème brulee, spicy oak and sage. After a velvety entrance, this wine is packed with juicy black cherry, dark stone fruit, a rich round mid-pallet, perfect balance and fine tanins. Enjoy the lingering notes of quinine and the long cedar, fruit and dark chocolate finish. Pure splendor in a glass!