2013 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon
A well integrated wine with dense ruby/ purple in color. Full bodied and rich with notes of cassis, cinnamon and spice on the nose mingle with blackberry jam, red cherries, plums and licorice. This wine is full bodied and rich, with silky tannins and a long finish.
Caldwell Vineyard sits on a gentle north west facing slope on the south edge of Coombsville’s AVA. Mostly composed of solid volcanic ash from Mt. George, the topsoil is barely existent and the subsoil contains cobblestone strewn layers of rich loams between the volcanic rocks. The gravelly loams and rocky volcanic soils drain easily and the ash sub-soils hold water, which the vines can access as the dry growing season progresses. The vines bud early and the grapes tend to be harvested later, making for a long, slow ripening period. All of this limits dehydration, preserves aromatics and acidity levels, and generally aids in even ripening patterns providing incredible structure, complexity and balance to the wine.