2017 Subliminal Cabernet Sauvignon
Born out of a desire to capture a style of Cabernet Sauvignon almost forgotten in California- that of a humble table wine- Subliminal is a weeknight wine that speaks strongly of its origins. Its dusty tannin and dried fruit recall 1970s California, while its bright, fresh, lifted character is a purely modern take on the grape. From old vines in the Santa Ynez Valley planted over 40 years ago, aged completely in neutral oak, with no additions other than a minimum of sulfur dioxide, this is a new side of California Cabernet Sauvignon that will carry you from summer BBQs to winter braises.
Fermentation: 50% in concrete, 50% in stainless steel.
Aging: 9 months in neutral oak on undisturbed lees. Racked once for bottling.
SO2: None at crush, 30 ppm in barrel, 25 ppm at bottling.
Native yeast, native malo, no additions other than SO2.
Unfined and Unfiltered.
USA, California, Santa Ynez Valley
Unusually detailed vineyard and cepage notes: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, Rancho Arroyo Perdido. Planted 1972. 23% Merlot, Giff Vineyard. Planted 1978.
No documented ABV. Working on it.
An adult signature is required upon delivery, so please keep that in mind when shipping this gift to friends, family and peers.
There is no minimum.
Bottles are in perfect condition.