Scribe Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak
Item Number: 14695
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Atlas Peak
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Hambright and Guenoc
Vineyard Notes: This vineyard is on a west-facing slope above the fog line on the northern ridge of the Atlas Peak AVA. The Hambright and Guenoc soils are dominated by red volcanic material with lots of flat rock, providing exceptional drainage to the hillside vineyard.
Winemaking Notes: The Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between September 11th and October 6th, 2017. The fruit was fully destemmed into open-top stainless-steel fermenters where the must underwent a short cold maceration followed by a wild yeast fermentation. The wine was pressed off after 18-28 days on skins. The wine was then aged for 20 months in 60-gallon barriques of which 31% were new French oak and the remainder were all neutral French oak barrels. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered on June 17th, 2019.
Vintage Notes: After much needed, record-breaking winter rains lingered into early Spring, the vines came out of dormancy in mid March. Wet soils and mild temperatures moved the vines through to veraison with ease, before several heat waves jumpstarted an early, quick harvest.
Tasting Notes: Black cherry, clove, sagebrush