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EmilyTitusVineyards wrote:Wooters, Wooters let's see if I can take this down a couple of notches
Our Cab Sauv style is made in a traditional bordeaux-styled blend where each grape lends a pretty great role to completing and the full expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal. We definitely pick our fruit super ripe, about 25.5-26.5 Brix on average, but through blending in complementary varietals our intention is to still come out with a balanced, not alcohol driven, wine.
Merlot softens the tannins that are otherwise pretty generous from both the Cab Sauv itself and also the generous addition of 13% Petite Verdot which also bumps up the color component and adds blackberry notes. Malbec adds sweet, red fruit notes that are great for complexity alongside the other dark fruit and chocolate/coffee notes that linger at the finish.
Hopefully this reveals a bit more about the wine style we're presenting to you now.
So basically you're attempting to combine the drink it nowness of a fruitbomb with the aging potential of a more traditionally styled Cab? That's a heady goal.
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EmilyTitusVineyards wrote:Who doesn't want something that finishes chocolate? I actually asked Phillip Titus about our chocolate finish and he said from a winemaking perspective, if your grape ripeness/maturity ideal is achieved, then the combination of using french oak and running a hotter than average fermentation often results in a noticeable chocolate character in the finished wine
Please stop typing. The milk/dark chocolate characteristic in CS is what I crave and always look for in the CS I buy.
And like others, my wallet cannot handle this. And, I already told myself no. And, my gf already told me no. And... it sounds so good.
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jp9219 wrote:I probably would have convinced myself to jump in on this since I am so addicted to Cab's lately but with missing the 11 am deadline (by say 13 hours) for before Christmas, I can't get in...I'm getting the luxury of heading to Florida after the holidays and won't be around so my SIWBM can no begin because I won't be here to pick anything up Now, SWMBO will be happy with me for a little while! Hopefully, we will see this again in the new year or something very similar because I never want to miss out on a Napa cab!
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