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2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

Creston Valley Vineyard

Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon

We are excited to introduce the inaugural vintage of Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Creston Valley Vineyard. The 2018 vintage also marks the first year we received fruit at our new winery, and the first time we were afforded its advanced technological capabilities.

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1-6 bottles

7-12 bottles

About

The fruit chosen for this wine was selected from two small blocks planted with low yielding clones of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon character. At an elevation of about 1,300 feet, our Creston Valley Vineyard’s southerly exposed hillsides, limiting gravelly calcareous subsoils and low yielding clones all contributed to this wine’s rich color, flavor and mouthfeel with structured ageworthy tannins.

The ripe clusters were picked in the cool, early morning hours, and hand-sorted on our line at the winery. The next step was the optical sorter where all but the most flavorful and richly textured berries were removed. Fermentation took place in fully temperature-controlled small lot tanks fitted with automated equipment that allows us to tailor and perform pump-overs around the clock. Finally, this wine was aged for 20 months in select tight-grained French and Hungarian oak barrels in climate-controlled barrel rooms.

Wine Specs

  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • Vineyard Designation Creston Valley Vineyard
  • Harvest Date Oct 2, 2020
  • Acid 6.8
  • pH 3.29
  • Aging 20 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels
  • Bottling Date June 2022
  • Alcohol % 15
Pouring red wine on Vina Robles Patio

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Boysenberry and mocha with hints of graphite and violets
  • Taste: Full-bodied, mild acidity with dark fruits and mineral notes, layered slightly chalky age-worthy tannins that linger into a rich even finish
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