Chop Shop 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Item Number: 12396
Sub Region: California
Grape(s): 90% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Cabernet Franc / 5% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Tasting Notes: Chop Shop is a California Cabernet Sauvignon ready to be enjoyed any night of the week with everything from pizza to hamburgers to steak, and it is equally as great on its own. A blend of Lodi and Clarksburg AVAs, this crowd-pleasing style has complex flavors of black cherry, leather and tobacco are balanced by hints of cocoa and violet. A touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc add some dark, complex nuances to this otherwise juicy Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a red wine that is friendly and versatile, with underlining masculinity and structure.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were harvested at night to make sure they were as cold as possible upon reaching the winery. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel. Aging occurred in a combination of stainless steel and oak (40% new French and American) to give the final product structure and subtle undertones of pepper and earth.