Fable 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Item Number: 11649
Sub Region: California
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.8
Case Production: 3,000
Vineyard Notes: Fable Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from benchland vineyards in Northern California.
Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter and spring compounded with almost no rain contributed to early ripening, low to moderate yields, and highly concentrated grapes resulting in exceptional quality.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were destemmed and then transferred by gravity to stainless steel tanks. After a long cold soak, the must was allowed to warm and ferment with indigenous yeast. The wine stayed on the grape skins for an extended maceration (21 days) to develop mouthfeel and structure. Malolactic fermentation completed with indigenous flora. The wine aged in new (30%) and neutral French oak barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: The nose is bursting with blueberry, cocoa, leather and cinnamon. The structure is lush and full with soft tannins. The wine finishes with cedary cigar box, vanilla spice, and ripe red cherries.